Dowe Family History

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Dowe Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Dow.

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

Similar surnames: Dow, Lowe, Dawe, Done, Down, Dowse, Dove, Mow, Doe, Dowd

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Dowe Family Origin

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Dowe Family Occupations

What did your Dowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dowe family was Blacksmith. The most common Dowe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Dowe's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowe.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Dowe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Dowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowe 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dowe. For the veterans among your Dowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowe Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dowe in 1953 was 29, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowe 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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