Gowan Surname Origin
(Origin Gaelic) A smith. The Gowan or smith of a Highland clan was held in high estimation. His skill in the manufacture of military weapons was usually united with great dexterity in using them, and with the strength of body which his profession required. The Gowan usually ranked as third officer in the chief's household.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
| For a more detailed definition for
Gowan or other surnames, search the FREE Ancestry.com Name Dictionary.
Gowan Last Name Meaning
There is more to
Gowan family history than your surname origin:
Gowan Family Tree and discover things you never knew about your own family. Construct a free family tree to trace your own genealogy and learn about your personal family history.
Start by entering what you know about yourself and your family. You can invite your parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and other family members to contribute what they know to add to your online tree - fill in names and dates, tell stories and upload photos.
Ancestry.com will use what you enter to try and find more about your family in the world's largest online collection of historical records and family trees.
Next Steps in building the Gowan family tree:
Use these genealogy databases to fill in the blanks of your Gowan heritage.
Gowan in Ancestry.com Records
Start your family tree and learn the story of your family in the world's largest online collection of genealogy records and family trees. Look for additional generations to add to your family history. Find details such as family relationships, age, residence, occupation, year of immigration to the U.S. & ancestral town. Other genealogy records include birth, marriage and death records as well as biographies, military records, family history books, and historical newspapers.
Gowan at the Mormon LDS Database
Trace your Gowan family in the vast resources of the Mormon LDS genealogy online databases which includes the Ancestral File, transcribed census records, extracted church records from around the world, family trees, and the International Genealogical Index.
Gowan at RootsWeb databases
Search for your Gowan ancestors in multiple RootsWeb genealogy databases including the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), RootsWeb Surname List, World Connect, vital records, cemetery listings, census records, church records. The oldest and largest free genealogy site on the internet.
Communicate with others researching the Gowan surname:
It is possible as you build your own family tree to connect with distant cousins and unknown relatives via the internet. Data sharing among genealogical researchers is common, and many family trees have been published online. Learn what others know about your family tree.
Gowan in RootsWeb surname mailing lists
Join others on the Gowan genealogy mailing list for discussion and sharing of information regarding family histories of Gowan surname and its variations. Note: Not all surnames have a mailing list. If you get the "Page is Not Available" message, no mailing list is available. Instead, check the index of mailing lists for a sound-alike name.
Gowan in Ancestry Message Boards
Browse or post a query about your genealogy, surname origin, or family history in the Gowan surname forum. Look for unknown cousins or relatives with whom you may have lost touch.
A Family History Thought:
All of the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
Choose the first letter of surname for history of family name:
Use DNA Free Shipping Coupon FREESHIPDNA