Bowens Family History

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Bowens Name Meaning

English, of Welsh origin: variant of Bowen, with the addition of the regular English patronymic suffix -s. Altered spelling of Dutch Bouwens, a variant of Bauwens.

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

Similar surnames: Owens, Bivens, Cowens, Bouwens, Bowen, Boles, Boden, Gowans, Bowns

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Bowens Family Origin

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Bowens Family Occupations

What did your Bowens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agric Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bowens. 3% of Bowens men worked as an Agric Labourer and 49% of Bowens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bowens were Brushing Up Boot Trade and Certified Midwife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agric Labourer
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Brush Maker
  • Brushing Up Boot Trade

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Asbestos Porking Ring Master Heavy Work
  • Boarding House Proprietor
  • Certified Midwife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bowens Historical Records

What Bowens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bowens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowens 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bowens. For the veterans among your Bowens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowens Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowens lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bowens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bowens in 1948 was 43, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowens 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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