Gowen Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced and altered spelling of McGowan. English (East Anglia): variant of Gowing.

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


Similar surnames: Gowin, Gowan, Cowen, Owen, Gowens, Mcgowen, Dowe, Lowen, Howen, Gower

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Gowen Family Origin

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Gowen Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Gowen occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Gowen's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gowen family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowen.

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Gowen Historical Records

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Gowen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Gowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gowen in 1947 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowen

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