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Chown Family History

Chown Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Chun(n).

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


Similar surnames: Crown, Chow, Lown, Chew, Thorn, Corn, Horn, Down, Choma, Cahow

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Where is the Chown family from?

You can see how Chown families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chown family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chown families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Chown family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Chown's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Chown families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chown surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chown ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chown. 23% of Chown men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Chown women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chown were Foreman and Reg Nurse.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Foreman
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Reg Nurse
    29%
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What Chown family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Chown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chown census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Chown. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chown. For the veterans among your Chown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chown lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Chown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Chown in 1960 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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