Dowen Family History

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Dowen Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Dowden, Lowen, Bowen, Dowlen, Howen, Dower, Downen, Rowen, Doten

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Dowen Family Origin

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Dowen Family Occupations

What did your Dowen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowen.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farm Laborer

    19%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Brick Mason

    5%

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

Dowen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dowen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Dowen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dowen. 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 Dowen. For the veterans among your Dowen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowen Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowen 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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