Bowen Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bowen Family History

If you are conducting some Bowen family history research then you can view the Bowen coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Bowen surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Bowen in Ireland is often of Welsh origin being another form of the anglicized name Owens, often used instead of MacKeown. It was also used as a form of the Norman name de Bohun from the twelfth century onwards. Bohane is another variant.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Bowen Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Stag/Buck/Deer Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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