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Rowen Family History

Rowen Name Meaning

English: variant of Rowan . East German: variant of Rowe . This surname is very rare in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Rowe, Rowden, Lowen, Rowin, Roen, Boden, Ronen, Dowen, Bowen, Cowen

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Where is the Rowen family from?

You can see how Rowen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rowen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rowen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 57 Rowen families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Rowen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rowen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rowen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Mail Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rowen. 30% of Rowen men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Rowen women worked as a Mail Clerk. .

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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
  • Student
  • Cultivateur
  • Ironworker

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Mail Clerk
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Rowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rowen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rowen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rowen. For the veterans among your Rowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rowen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rowen in 1950 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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