Dowdey Family History

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Dowdey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Variant spelling of Scottish Dowdie, which is probably a variant of Irish Duddy.

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

Similar surnames: Dowey, Howey, Downey, Dowden, Dovey, Dowie, Dowe, Dowley, Dowdy

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Dowdey Family Origin

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Dowdey Family Occupations

What did your Dowdey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowdey. The most common Dowdey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Dowdey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dowdey family was Pract. Physician.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Works On Farm

  • Pract. Physician


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

Dowdey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dowdey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowdey 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 119 immigration records available for the last name Dowdey. 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 352 military records available for the last name Dowdey. For the veterans among your Dowdey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowdey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowdey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dowdey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Dowdey in 1953 was 52, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowdey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowdey 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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