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Howen Family History

Howen Name Meaning

English (Shropshire, Worcestershire): variant of Welsh Owen.

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


Similar surnames: Bowen, Gowen, Howey, Cowen, Howe, Lowen, Howes, Holen, Horen, Woten

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Where is the Howen family from?

You can see how Howen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Howen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Howen families living in Manitoba. This was about 29% of all the recorded Howen's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Howen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Howen. 40% of Howen men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Howen women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howen were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Howen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Howen. 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 376 military records available for the last name Howen. For the veterans among your Howen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Howen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Howen in 1963 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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