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Gowen Early Origins



The surname Gowen was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat on the territories and lands known as Govan. The first on record was Christian, widow of Simon Govan in 1293.

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Gowen Spelling Variations


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Gowen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Govan, Govane, Govean, Govans, MacGovan, MacGovans, Gowen and many more.

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Gowen Early History


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Gowen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gowen research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1326, 1359, 1425, 1672, 1623 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Gowen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gowen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gowen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gowen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gowen In Ireland


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Gowen In Ireland



Some of the Gowen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gowen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Gowen settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Gowen who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Gowen, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Gowen, who landed in Maine in 1651-1652

Gowen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Gowen settled in Jamaica in 1717
  • James Gowen settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1729
  • James Gowen settled in Annapolis in 1729

Gowen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gowen, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Thomas Gowen, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Bernard Gowen, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • M Gowen, aged 25, arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1822
  • M. Gowen settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gowen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gowen (post 1700)



  • T. K. Gowen, American politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1938-39; Resigned 1939
  • Franklin Crosbie Gowen (b. 1895), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Leghorn, 1921; Genoa, 1926; Rome, 1926-30; Naples, 1930-34; U.S. Consul in Palermo, 1931-32; London, 1932-39
  • Francis M. Gowen Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2000 (alternate), 2004
  • Charles Gowen (1904-2003), American politician, Candidate for Governor of Georgia, 1954
  • Bradford Gowen (b. 1946), American pianist recipient of the 1978 Kennedy Center/Rockefeller Foundation International Competition for Excellence in the Performance of American Music
  • Zach Gowen (b. 1983), American professional wrestler
  • Francis I. Gowen (1855-1927), American industrialist
  • Clonie Gowen (b. 1971), American professional poker player
  • Franklin B. Gowen (1836-1889), President of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Gowen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gowen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2015 at 09:30.

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