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Origins of the Mac Gowan surname

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About the Mac Gowans

We have a total number of 1738 records for people with the last name Mac Gowan.

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Where do most Mac Gowans live?

In 1921, most Mac Gowans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Mac Gowans

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We have 863 records for the Mac Gowan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1881.

Who were Mac Gowans most likely to marry?

Mac Gowans



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What are the most common Mac Gowan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Mac Gowans

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

Common Female occupations for Mac Gowans in 1921




Living On Own Means




Farmers Daughter


Common Male occupations for Mac Gowans in 1921
At Home


Farm Servant




Ironstone Miner


Agricultural Labourer


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