William Gowan II

1672–12 October 1691 (Age 19)
Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Gowan II was born in 1672, in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Gowen, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Frost, was 32. He died on 12 October 1691, in his hometown, at the age of 19.

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William Gowen
Elizabeth Frost
Nicholas Gowen
John Gowan
Patrick Gowen
William Gowan II
James Gowen
Elizabeth Gowan
Margaret Gowen
Lemuel Gowen
Sarah Gowen

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Name Meaning

1 Irish (Cavan): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gobhann ‘descendant of the smith’.2 Scottish and Irish: shortened form of McGowan or from the genitive (gobhainn) of gobhan ‘smith’. In Ireland (in the south, especially), these names were also translated as Smith .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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William Gowan death

Killed by Indians at age 19.

Sources (2)

  • William, Jr. Gowen, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"
  • William Gowen, "Find A Grave Index"

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