Howen Family History

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Howen Name Meaning

English (Shropshire, Worcestershire): variant of Welsh Owen.

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

Similar surnames: Bowen, Gowen, Howey, Cowen, Howe, Lowen, Howes, Holen, Horen, Woten

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Howen Family Origin

Where is the Howen family from?

Howen Family Occupations

What did your Howen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Howen family was Works Button Factory. Farmer, Laborer and Labours were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howen. The most common Howen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Howen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Labours

  • Works Button Factory


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

Howen Historical Records

What Howen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Howen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Howen. 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 376 military records available for the last name Howen. For the veterans among your Howen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howen Life Expectancy

What is the average Howen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Howen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Howen in 1963 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howen 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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