Last name: BOWEN

Welcome at Geneanet!

Welcome at Geneanet!

With Geneanet, find your ancestors from home, create your family tree for free, and explore and share your family history. Genealogy has never been easier, thanks to our database of 8 billion individuals, and our community of enthusiasts.

All you have to know about the last name BOWEN

Last name frequency

BOWEN : This last name is indexed 301,547 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOWEN : 1: Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen) with fused patronymic marker (a)p which is normally voiced before a vowel.2: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’ a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan).3: Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’ a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’ see Nevin 1.

Learn more

Variants of last name

The spelling of names may have changed over the centuries. Knowing these names variants will help you build your family tree.

Search a name

Discover your ancestors and build your family tree step by step through billions of data included in our members' family trees and through civil records.

Most popular first names

Most indexed places

Most indexed countries

Available collections for this name