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Where is the Dowdell family from?
You can see how Dowdell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dowdell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dowdell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Dowdell families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dowdell's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dowdell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dowdell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dowdell. 31% of Dowdell men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Dowdell women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowdell were Salesman and Laundress. .