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Gowen Family History

Gowen Name Meaning
Scottish or Irish: reduced and altered spelling of McGowan.English (East Anglia): variant of Gowing.

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

185,509 Historical Documents with Gowen on Ancestry.com
39,698 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,837 Military Records
2,446 Immigration Records
30,504 Census and Voter Lists
108,024 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gowen Families

  • Number of Gowen families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gowen families
     106 - 209
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gowen families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gowen census records

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Gowen Family Origin

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Gowen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Gowen families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Gowen

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Gowen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gowen census records

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Gowen Civil War Service Records

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