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Bowen Family History

Bowen Name Meaning
English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan).

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

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679,890 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
91,045 Military Records
40,959 Immigration Records
502,247 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bowen Families

  • Number of Bowen families
     427 - 852
     143 - 426
     1 - 142
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bowen families
     1,267 - 2,532
     423 - 1,266
     1 - 422
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bowen families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bowen Family Origin

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Bowen Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bowen

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Bowen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bowen census records

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Bowen Civil War Service Records

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