Owen Family History

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Owen Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Owain, probably a borrowing in Roman times of Latin Eugenius (see Eugene), but possibly of more ancient Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic Eoghan. Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ (see McEwen).

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


Similar surnames: Bowen, Ewen, Owens, Osen, Oden, Mowen, Gowen, Wen, Nolen, Olen

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Owen Family Origin

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Owen Family Occupations

What did your Owen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Owen. 3% of Owen men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Owen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Owen were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Farmer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Incapacitated
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Owen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 875,000 census records available for the last name Owen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Owen 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 120,000 immigration records available for the last name Owen. 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 117,000 military records available for the last name Owen. For the veterans among your Owen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Owen Life Expectancy

What is the average Owen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Owen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Owen in 1941 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Owen

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