Mowen Family History

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Mowen Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan).

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

Similar surnames: Bowen, Mcowen, Owen, Moon, Owens, Towey, Gowen, Mogen, Mohon, Moen

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Mowen Family Origin

Where is the Mowen family from?

Mowen Family Occupations

What did your Mowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mowen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Mowen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mowen. A less common occupation for the Mowen family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Mowen Historical Records

What Mowen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mowen 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 Mowen

Passenger List

There are 317 immigration records available for the last name Mowen. 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 986 military records available for the last name Mowen. For the veterans among your Mowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mowen Life Expectancy

What is the average Mowen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Mowen in 1949 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mowen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mowen 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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