Dowen Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): unexplained.

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

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Dowen Family Origin

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Dowen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farm Laborer

    19%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Brick Mason

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowen. The most common Dowen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Dowen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dowen family was Brick Mason.

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Dowen Historical Records

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Dowen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Dowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Dowen in 1962 was 77, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowen

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