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The BOWENS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,270 3945 0.003 31
United States (1880 census) 661 7705 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +7609 +3760 +0.002 +18
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 99 23956 0.000 2
Top States for BOWENS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 640 4221 0.003 31
South Carolina 607 1369 0.015 151
Georgia 599 2120 0.007 73
North Carolina 459 2912 0.006 57
Ohio 449 3877 0.004 40
Top States for BOWENS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 607 1369 0.015 151
Mississippi 276 1799 0.010 97
West Virginia 139 2161 0.008 77
Georgia 599 2120 0.007 73
Maryland 361 2120 0.007 68

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BOWENS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BOWENS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BOWENS in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BOWENS by picking someone at random in South Carolina than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BOWENS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BOWENS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BOWENS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BOWENS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 197 2.38
White (Hispanic) 99 1.2
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.23
Asian/Pacific 12 0.15
Black/African American 6,475 78.3
White (Caucasian) 1,468 17.75

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BOWENS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BOWENS in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BOWENS.

Similar names to BOWENS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOWENS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BOWENS

The following words are slight variants of BOWENS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.