Bown Family History

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Bown Name Meaning

English: variant of Boone.

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


Similar surnames: Bowns, Boon, Bowne, Bonn, Born, Town, Down, Boen, Boal, Bohn

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Bown Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bown name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bown. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Bown Family Origin

Where is the Bown family from?

Bown Family Occupations

What did your Bown ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bown family was Farming. The most common Bown occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bown's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bown.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bown ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bown Historical Records

What Bown family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Bown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bown census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bown. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bown. For the veterans among your Bown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bown Life Expectancy

What is the average Bown lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bown in 1944 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bown

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bown ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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