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Dowdy Family History

Dowdy Name Meaning
Northern Irish: variant of Dowd.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

316,516 Historical Documents with Dowdy on Ancestry.com
64,489 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,609 Military Records
1,555 Immigration Records
37,010 Census and Voter Lists
201,853 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dowdy Families

  • Number of Dowdy families
     89 - 176
     30 - 88
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dowdy families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dowdy families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dowdy census records

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Dowdy Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Dowdy families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Dowdy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Dowdy families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dowdy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dowdy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dowdy census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Dowdy ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Dowdy Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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