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

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Owen. The most common Owen occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Owen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Owen family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Owen

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