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Downs Family History

Downs Name Meaning
patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2.variant (plural) of Down.

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

1,191,968 Historical Documents with Downs on Ancestry.com
293,813 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
37,707 Military Records
16,846 Immigration Records
227,229 Census and Voter Lists
616,373 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Downs Families

  • Number of Downs families
     244 - 485
     82 - 243
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Downs families
     342 - 681
     115 - 341
     1 - 114
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Downs families
     134 - 265
     45 - 133
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Downs census records

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Downs 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 Downs families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Downs Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Downs 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 Downs

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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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Downs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Downs census records

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

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

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Downs Civil War Service Records

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

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