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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bown

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bown

Andy Bown is a hard rock, rock, and roll musician. He has been prominent since 1966. Andy was given the name Andrew Steven Bown on March 27th, 1946. Andy is also known as Andrew Bown.


Paul Bown is an actor. Paul was born on October 11th, 1957 in Fenton, Staffordshire.


Chuck Bown is a nascar driver.


Heather was born on November 29th, 1978 in Orange, California.


Ralph Bown was a in the field of electrical engineering. Ralph was born on February 22nd, 1891 in Fairport, New York, U.S. He passed away on July 29th, 1971.


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Popularity of Bown as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bown U.S.
  White 87.94% 64.26%
  African American 6.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bown

People with the last name Bown are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bown

  • How Popular is the name Bown? As a last name Bown was the 16,087th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bown first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bown is Friday, May 2nd, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Bown? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bown. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bown: Your name in reverse order is Nwob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnwo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bown? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,800 people with the last name Bown.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bown? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bown as their last name since less than 1 person in 164k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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