Mcgowan Family History

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Mcgowan Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gobhann (Scottish) and Mac Gabhann (Irish) ‘son of the smith’.

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

Similar surnames: Mccowan, Gowan, Mcgahan, Mcelwain, Mcgrogan, Mccolgan, Mcowen

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Mcgowan Family Origin

Where is the Mcgowan family from?

Mcgowan Family Occupations

What did your Mcgowan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgowan. A less common occupation for the Mcgowan family was Farming. The most common Mcgowan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Mcgowan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Mcgowan Historical Records

What Mcgowan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 184,000 census records available for the last name Mcgowan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgowan 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgowan. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Mcgowan. For the veterans among your Mcgowan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgowan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgowan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgowan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mcgowan in 1943 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgowan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgowan 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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