Owens Family History

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Owens Name Meaning

Welsh: patronymic from Owen, with English patronymic -s. Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form by bearers of the Gaelic surname Mac Eoghain (see McEwen).

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

Similar surnames: Owen, Bowens, Bowen, Ewen, Ovens, Gowans, Ewens, Bowes, Mowen, Wen

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Owens Family Origin

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Owens Family Occupations

What did your Owens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Owens occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Owens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Owens family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Owens.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Owens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 738,000 census records available for the last name Owens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Owens 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 108,000 immigration records available for the last name Owens. 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 146,000 military records available for the last name Owens. For the veterans among your Owens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Owens Life Expectancy

What is the average Owens lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Owens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Owens in 1940 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Owens 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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