Cowen Family History

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Cowen Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Cowan.

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

Similar surnames: Cowey, Cowin, Gowen, Cowens, Coxen, Copen, Cowden, Lowe, Howen, Cowee

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Cowen Family Origin

Where is the Cowen family from?

Cowen Family Occupations

What did your Cowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cowen family was Tailor. Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowen. The most common Cowen occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Cowen's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Tailor


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

Cowen Historical Records

What Cowen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Cowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowen 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Cowen. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Cowen. For the veterans among your Cowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowen Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cowen in 1945 was 73, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowen 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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