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Origins of the Owens surname

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About the Owenses

We have a total number of 172872 records for people with the last name Owens.

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Where do most Owenses live?

In 1921, most Owenses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Owenses

How common is your surname?

388th most common surname in the UK

We have 134,000 records for the Owens surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Owenses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Owens first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Owenses

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

Common Female occupations for Owenses in 1921


House Servant


General Servant


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Owenses in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


Farm Hands


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