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Owens Family History

Owens Name Meaning
Welsh: patronymic from Owen, with English patronymic -s.Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form by bearers of the Gaelic surname Mac Eoghain (see McEwen).

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

3,797,506 Historical Documents with Owens on Ancestry.com
1,023,814 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
139,408 Military Records
100,391 Immigration Records
713,223 Census and Voter Lists
1,820,670 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Owens Families

  • Number of Owens families
     694 - 1,385
     232 - 693
     1 - 231
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Owens families
     1,064 - 2,125
     355 - 1,063
     1 - 354
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Owens families
     166 - 330
     56 - 165
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Owens Family Origin

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Owens Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Owens

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Owens Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Owens Civil War Service Records

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