Ow Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Ou 1.

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

Similar surnames: O, Jow, Ou, On, Au, Oh, Mou, Jou, Koh, Mow

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Ow Family Origin

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Ow Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ow family was Pattern Maker. The most common Ow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Ow's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ow.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Merchant

  • Pattern Maker


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Ow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Ow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ow 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ow. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Ow. For the veterans among your Ow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ow Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ow in 1945 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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