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Recorded as Owens and occasionally Owenson, this is a Royal Welsh surname, being, it is claimed, descent from the ancient tribes of North Wales. It is a patronymic of Owen, which is derived either from the ancient Celtic personal name Owain, adapted from the Latin "Eugenius", meaning "well-born", or from the Old Welsh word "oen", meaning the lamb. Given the warrior status of the clan, this seems an unlikely explanation. Owain or Owen has long been one of the most popular of all Welsh personal names, and some thirty-nine Owains are featured in ancient Welsh legends. Hereditary surnames were a later adoption in Wales than almost any other European country, not becoming 'fixed' until the 17th century/ Examples of the name recording include Owen Gwynedd, a 12th Century chieftain, and Owen Glendower (Owain Glyndwr), 1353 - 1416, the greatest hero of Welsh history...

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My grandmother was Geneva Owens, daughter of Sheriff of Glynn County in Georgia U.S.A.. There is a large extended Owens family there that reunites every year in Brunswick GA.. Interesting, the Owens family tree is on my mother's side. On my fathers side is the Lloyd clan, descended from my father's side from Elystan ap Gllodrydd of the fifth tribe of royal wales.

Andrew Hibberts

My mother’s maiden name is Owens. We live in Armuchee Georgia USA as far as I’ve been told we are Welsh/Irish I’m am proud of both. I would love to know the origin.


Eddie Owens

Stephen Owens

My grandfather was Toby Owens had 19 kids my farther is fayne owens from clintwood Virginia

Tammy owens (stone)

Looking forcany Owens relatives from north carolina or maryland


Leonard James owens eldest of the tribe of owens in wales until his death members of the opens cane and took him to a meeting of the tribe at camarthenshire nearly 60 years ago he was born in may 1912 of a family that fought in the first world war and as far as I can see every battle before that

Kristen Owens Pozna

My great, great, great grandfather Thomas H Owens was born in Wales and came to the US. Trying to find where he was born in Wales. I understand that he was a miner and settled in the Pennsylvania and Virginia areas of the US. He raised a family in Virginia. His son Thomas T. Owens was my great, great grandfather and Taylor F. Owens was my great grandfather.

Jeremy owens

My grandfather was TJ Owens and don’t know a lot about his history. Just seeing what I can learn

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