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Dowden Name Meaning

English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dogod (probably a derivative of dugan ‘to avail’, ‘to be of use’). In England the surname is chiefly found in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

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


Similar surnames: Bowden, Cowden, Howden, Downen, Rowden, Dower, Dryden, Olden, Ogden

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Dowden Family Origin

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Dowden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowden. The most common Dowden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Dowden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dowden family was Keeping House.

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Dowden Historical Records

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Dowden Life Expectancy

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