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Dowling Family History

Dowling Name Meaning
English: nickname for a stupid person, Middle English dolling, a derivative of Old English dol ‘dull’, ‘stupid’ (see Doll).Irish: variant of Dolan 1.

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

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213,198 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,972 Military Records
29,533 Immigration Records
174,655 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Dowling Families

  • Number of Dowling families
     259 - 515
     87 - 258
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dowling families
     381 - 760
     128 - 380
     1 - 127
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dowling families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dowling census records

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Dowling Family Origin

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Dowling Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Dowling

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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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Dowling Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dowling census records

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Dowling Civil War Service Records

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