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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?

Joneses

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Owens first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Owens family members

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
Dressmaker

676

House Servant

579

General Servant

442

Domestic Servant

420

General Servant Domestic

396

Common Male occupations for Owenses in 1921
Coal Miner

908

Farmer

802

General Labourer

608

Agricultural Labourer

598

Farm Hands

521

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