Dowda Family History

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Dowda Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Dowd.

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

Similar surnames: Dowds, Dowd, Dowdy, Doody, Doud, Dodd, Dowie, Dowdey, Downs, Dowty

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Dowda Family Origin

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Dowda Family Occupations

What did your Dowda ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowda. The most common Dowda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Dowda's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dowda family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk In Store

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dowda ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dowda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dowda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowda 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 130 immigration records available for the last name Dowda. 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 554 military records available for the last name Dowda. For the veterans among your Dowda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowda Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowda lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dowda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Dowda in 1953 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowda

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowda 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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