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Where is the Dowell family from?
You can see how Dowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dowell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dowell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Dowell families living in Virginia. This was about 21% of all the recorded Dowell's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Dowell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dowell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dowell. 22% of Dowell men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Dowell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowell were Salesman and Stenographer.