Macgowan Family History

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Macgowan Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: see McGowan.

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


Similar surnames: Magowan, Mcgowan, Mcgowen, Mcgowin, Mcgown, Gowan, Magoun, Magoon

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Macgowan Family Origin

Where is the Macgowan family from?

Macgowan Family Occupations

What did your Macgowan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter and Expressman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Macgowan. A less common occupation for the Macgowan family was Farmer. The most common Macgowan occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 33% of Macgowan's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    33%
  • Expressman

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%

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

Macgowan Historical Records

What Macgowan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Macgowan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macgowan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Macgowan

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Macgowan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Macgowan. For the veterans among your Macgowan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Macgowan Life Expectancy

What is the average Macgowan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Macgowan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Macgowan in 1954 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Macgowan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Macgowan 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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