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Origins of the Bowen surname

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About the Bowens

We have a total number of 149495 records for people with the last name Bowen.

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Alternative variations of the name Bowen

Bowen, Bowan, Bowin, Bowne, Bown

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Where do most Bowens live?

In 1921, most Bowens lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Bowens

How common is your surname?

386th most common surname in the UK

We have 124,000 records for the Bowen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Bowens most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Bowen first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bowens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bowens in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


House Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Bowens in 1921
Coal Miner




Coal Miner Hewer


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


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