Gowen Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced and altered spelling of McGowan. English (East Anglia): variant of Gowing.

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

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Gowen Family Origin

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Gowen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gowen family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gowen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Gowen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowen.

Source: Census data for Gowen | Data not to scale

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Gowen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Gowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gowen in 1947 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowen

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