Cowens Family History

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Cowens Name Meaning

Scottish and northeastern English: variant spelling of Scottish Cowans.

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

Similar surnames: Cowen, Bowens, Cowans, Gowens, Cosens, Gowans, Coveny, Gowins, Cowden

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Cowens Family Origin

Where is the Cowens family from?

Cowens Family Occupations

What did your Cowens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cowens occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Cowens's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Cowens family was Shepherd. Coal Miner, Joiner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowens.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Joiner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Shepherd


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

Cowens Historical Records

What Cowens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cowens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowens 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 273 immigration records available for the last name Cowens. 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 532 military records available for the last name Cowens. For the veterans among your Cowens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowens Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowens lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cowens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Cowens in 1962 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowens 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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