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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

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Dowdall Family Origin

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Dowdall Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Hotel Keeper

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

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Dowdall Historical Records

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Dowdall Life Expectancy

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