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Ewen Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eòghainn ‘son of Eòghann’ (see McEwen). Jewish (Israeli): from Hebrew even ‘stone’, a translation of the surname Stein or any of its compounds.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Owen, Ewing, Owens, Bowen, Wen, Even, Wren, Dwan, Wean, Len

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Where is the Ewen family from?

You can see how Ewen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ewen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ewen families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 75 Ewen families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Ewen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ewen families in 1911.
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What did your Ewen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ewen. 84% of Ewen men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Ewen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ewen were Farmers Son and Income.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    84%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farmers Son
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    67%
  • Income
    34%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Ewen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ewen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ewen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ewen. For the veterans among your Ewen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ewen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ewen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ewen in 1954 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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