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Where is the Dowds family from?
You can see how Dowds families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dowds family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dowds families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Dowds families living in Ohio. This was about 80% of all the recorded Dowds's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dowds families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dowds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dowds. 33% of Dowds men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Dowds women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowds were Truck Driver and Operator. .