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Dowlen Family History

Dowlen Name Meaning
English: perhaps a variant of Dowland.

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

21,870 Historical Documents with Dowlen on Ancestry.com
5,496 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
643 Military Records
306 Immigration Records
3,798 Census and Voter Lists
11,627 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dowlen Families

  • Number of Dowlen families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dowlen families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dowlen last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dowlen census records

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Dowlen Family Origin

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Dowlen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dowlen

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Dowlen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dowlen census records

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Dowlen Civil War Service Records

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