Gowans Family History

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Gowans Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McGowan ‘son of the smith’, in which the Gaelic patronymic prefix Mac has been replaced by the English patronymic suffix -s.

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


Similar surnames: Cowans, Gowan, Gowins, Owens, Bowens, Omans, Gowens, Gowen, Govan

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Gowans Family Origin

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Gowans Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Dlr. In Jewelry

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gowans family was Dlr. In Jewelry. Farmer, Keeping House and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowans. The most common Gowans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gowans's were Farmers.

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Gowans Historical Records

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Gowans Life Expectancy

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