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Towner Family History

Towner Name Meaning
topographic name for one who lived in a township or village, Middle English toun, + -er, a characteristic topographic ending of Sussex surnames.occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector, from tolnere, an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax’, ‘payment’. Compare Toller.

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

188,634 Historical Documents with Towner on Ancestry.com
37,946 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,232 Military Records
2,275 Immigration Records
37,573 Census and Voter Lists
104,608 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Towner Families

  • Number of Towner families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Towner families
     149 - 296
     50 - 148
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Towner families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Towner census records

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Towner Family Origin

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Towner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Towner

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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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Towner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Towner census records

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Towner Civil War Service Records

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