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Mowen Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan).

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


Similar surnames: Bowen, Mcowen, Owen, Moon, Owens, Towey, Gowen, Mogen, Mohon, Moen

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Where is the Mowen family from?

You can see how Mowen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mowen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mowen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Mowen family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Mowen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mowen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mowen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mowen. 25% of Mowen men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Mowen women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mowen were Machinist 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
    25%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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What Mowen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mowen 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 317 immigration records available for the last name Mowen. 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 986 military records available for the last name Mowen. For the veterans among your Mowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mowen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Mowen in 1949 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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