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Mcowen Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McEwen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mcewen, Mowen, Owen, Mccowan, Mcgowan, Bowen, Mckowen, Mcgowen, Coen

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Where is the Mcowen family from?

You can see how Mcowen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcowen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcowen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Mcowen families living in British Columbia. This was about 39% of all the recorded Mcowen's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Mcowen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcowen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcowen. 40% of Mcowen men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Mcowen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcowen were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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%
  • Salesman
    27%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Machinist
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mcowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcowen 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 951 immigration records available for the last name Mcowen. 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 575 military records available for the last name Mcowen. For the veterans among your Mcowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcowen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Mcowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mcowen in 1964 was 83, and 73 in 2004.

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