Gowen Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Gowin, Gowan, Cowen, Owen, Gowens, Mcgowen, Dowe, Lowen, Howen, Gower

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Gowen Family Origin

Where is the Gowen family from?

Gowen Family Occupations

What did your Gowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gowen. 20% of Gowen men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Gowen women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gowen were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

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

Gowen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Gowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gowen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gowen. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Gowen. For the veterans among your Gowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gowen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gowen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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