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Mcgowan Family History

Mcgowan Name Meaning
Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gobhann (Scottish) and Mac Gabhann (Irish) ‘son of the smith’.

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

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228,542 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
33,415 Military Records
34,357 Immigration Records
172,768 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Mcgowan Families

  • Number of Mcgowan families
     250 - 498
     84 - 249
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mcgowan families
     193 - 384
     65 - 192
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mcgowan families
     609 - 1,216
     204 - 608
     1 - 203
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Mcgowan census records

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Mcgowan Family Origin

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Mcgowan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mcgowan

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Mcgowan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mcgowan census records

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Mcgowan Civil War Service Records

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