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Dowdall Name Meaning

Irish (of English origin): habitational name from Dovedale in Derbyshire, ‘valley (Middle English dale) of the river Dove’ (see Dove 1). Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe (see Dudley 2). English: habitational name from a lost place Ovedale or Uvedale, which gave rise to the 14th-century surname de Uvedale alias de Ovedale, connected with the manor of D’Oversdale in Litlington, Cambridgeshire; this is first recorded as ‘manor of Overdale otherwise Dowdale’ in 1408.

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


Similar surnames: Pownall, Doll, Goodall, Newhall, Foxall, Dugdale, Powell, Woodall

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Dowdall Family Origin

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Dowdall Family Occupations

What did your Dowdall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dowdall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Dowdall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dowdall family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowdall.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Hotel Keeper

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Dowdall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dowdall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowdall 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dowdall. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dowdall. For the veterans among your Dowdall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowdall Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Dowdall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dowdall in 1952 was 55, and 79 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowdall 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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