Bowns Family History

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Bowns Name Meaning

English: variant of Boone. In England this form of the name is found chiefly in South Yorkshire and the Midlands.

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

Similar surnames: Bowes, Bown, Bowne, Bownes, Boss, Towns, Bownds, Burns, Borns, Boys

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Bowns Family Origin

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Bowns Family Occupations

What did your Bowns ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bowns occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 15% of Bowns's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Bricklayer and Framework Knitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowns. A less common occupation for the Bowns family was Ag Lab Widow.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayer

  • Framework Knitter

  • Ag Lab Widow


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

Bowns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bowns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowns 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 610 immigration records available for the last name Bowns. 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 671 military records available for the last name Bowns. For the veterans among your Bowns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowns Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowns lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bowns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bowns in 1960 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bowns

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowns 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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