Gowen Family History

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Gowen Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced and altered spelling of McGowan. English (East Anglia): variant of Gowing.

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


Similar surnames: Gowin, Gowan, Cowen, Owen, Gowens, Mcgowen, Dowe, Lowen, Howen, Gower

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Gowen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gowen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gowen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    24%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Italy

    3%

  • France

    3%

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Gowen Family Origin

Where is the Gowen family from?

Gowen Family Occupations

What did your Gowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowen. The most common Gowen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Gowen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gowen family was Brewer.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • School

    11%
  • Student

    11%
  • Brewer

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gowen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gowen Historical Records

What Gowen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Gowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gowencensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gowen. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Gowen. For the veterans among your Gowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gowen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gowen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gowen in 1947 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gowen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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