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Downes Family History

Downes Name Meaning
English: variant (plural) of Down.Irish (Counties Clare and Limerick): reduced Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Dubháin (see Doane).

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

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185,123 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,549 Military Records
16,399 Immigration Records
112,051 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Downes Families

  • Number of Downes families
     82 - 162
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Downes families
     310 - 618
     104 - 309
     1 - 103
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Downes families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Downes census records

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Downes Family Origin

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Downes Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Downes

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Downes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Downes census records

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Downes Civil War Service Records

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