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Origins of the Owain surname

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About the Owains

We have a total number of 125 records for people with the last name Owain.

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Where do most Owains live?

In 1921, most Owains lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Owains

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 116 records for the Owain surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Owains most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Owains.

What are the most common Owain first names?

  • Bryn
  • Idwal
  • Margaret
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Owains

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

Common Female occupations for Owains in 1921
Baby Linen Shop Assistant






General Servant Domestic


Labouring In Mine Work


Common Male occupations for Owains in 1921
Coal Miner


Iron Miner




Able Seaman


Auctioneer's Clerk


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