Dowlen Family History

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Dowlen Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Dowland.

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

Similar surnames: Dolen, Doten, Dowen, Downen, Doolen, Dowley, Dowden, Bowlen, Nowlen

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Dowlen Family Origin

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Dowlen Family Occupations

What did your Dowlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dowlen. 16% of Dowlen men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Dowlen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowlen were Foreman and Clerks Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Hand
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Cafe
  • Clerk Typist
  • Clerks Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dowlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dowlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowlen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 357 immigration records available for the last name Dowlen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 700 military records available for the last name Dowlen. For the veterans among your Dowlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowlen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dowlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Dowlen in 1942 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowlen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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