Dower Family History

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Dower Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a baker, doghere, from an agent derivative of Middle English dogh ‘dough’. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Dauer.

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

Similar surnames: Tower, Mower, Dowler, Doner, Gower, Domer, Comer, Lower, Bower, Hower

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Dower Family Origin

Where is the Dower family from?

Dower Family Occupations

What did your Dower ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dower. A less common occupation for the Dower family was Keeping House. The most common Dower occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Dower's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Keeping House


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

Dower Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Dower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dower 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dower. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dower. For the veterans among your Dower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dower Life Expectancy

What is the average Dower lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dower in 1957 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dower

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dower 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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