Reliable authorities have the following to say regarding the name
"OWEN; whence comes Bowen.
"OWEN: a British personal name (a prince).
" 'Ap,' the Welsh equivalent of our English `son,' when it has come before a name beginning with a vowel, has in many instances become incorporated with it. Thus--`Ap-Owen'."
The Owen family has been prominent in the British Empire and in America, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family pride is a commendable trait and should be cultivated. All Owens have just cause to be proud of their family history and traditions.
The U. S. Marine Corps Headquarters at Washington reports that there were 103 Owens who served in the U. S. M. C. during the World War.
The data in this volume is gathered from reliable sources. Those desiring further information are advised to consult volumes mentioned in list of references given in the back of this volume. The writer and his associates will be glad to give their cooperation to any members of the family who may be interested in having a complete genealogy of the family published.
Unless otherwise plainly shown, the persons in this volume whose names are accompanied by three figures are sons or daughters of the immediately preceding persons bearing immediately preceding consecutive numbers. All persons in each group, bearing the same letter as a part of their respective numbers, are directly related. The generations of the descendants of those bearing numbers of three figures are represented as follows:
Generations: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Symbols:(1), etc. (A), etc. (a), etc. 1, etc. A, etc. a, etc. (I), etc. (i), etc. I, etc. i, etc.
ABBREVIATIONS: Ad., address; b., born; ch., children; coll., college; d., died; d. y., died young; d. w. i., died without issue; dau., daughter; grad., graduated; f., lives, lived; m., married, moved; s., son; univ., university.
Many old American families have formed associations, and some of them hold annual reunions. Local reunions have been held by various branches of the Owen family from time to time. There is some interest in the forming of a National Owen Family Association and the holding of a National Reunion.
Information regarding the Owen Coat of Arms will be found in Chapter (N). Attention is also invited to Chapter (P).
The compiler hopes that, in producing this volume he is bringing to the Owen Family of the World information which will be of interest and value to them, and that he is rendering an important service to the public. We are very desirous of receiving additional data of unusual interest, and members of the family who have such data are respectfully requested to send us copies therfore.
J. Montgomery Seaver
- American Owen Families
- Ancient Owen Families
- Battle Hymn of the Owens
- Kynaston of Hardwick
- Mostyn-Owen of Woodhouse
- Officers in the Continental Army
- Owen ap. Evan
- Owen Coat of Arms
- Owen of Bettws
- Owen of Tedsmore
- Owen Orielton
- Owen, Benjamin T.
- Owen, Edward H.
- Owen, Robert Family
- Owen, William H.
- Owen, William W.
- Prominent American Owens of Today
- Prominent British Owens of Today
- Prominent British Owens, Past Generations
- Prominent Owens of America, Past Generations