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Ow Family History

Ow Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Ou 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: O, Jow, Ou, On, Au, Oh, Mou, Jou, Koh, Mow

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Where is the Ow family from?

You can see how Ow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ow families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Ow families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Ow's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ow families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ow ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ow. 100% of Ow women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Ow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ow. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Ow. For the veterans among your Ow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ow lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ow in 1945 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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