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

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Dower Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Miner

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

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Dower Historical Records

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Dower Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dower

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