Bowen Name Meaning

English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan).

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


Similar surnames: Owen, Boden, Bowden, Bowes, Mowen, Bolen, Bowens, Howen, Gowen, Bohen

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Bowen Family Origin

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Bowen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bowen family was Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowen. The most common Bowen occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Bowen's were Farmers.

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Bowen Historical Records

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Bowen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Bowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bowen in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowen

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