Dowey Family History

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Dowey Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Duffy.

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

Similar surnames: Howey, Dowdey, Dovey, Doney, Dowe, Dowdy, Dowley, Dowty, Dobey, Cowey

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Dowey Family Origin

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Dowey Family Occupations

What did your Dowey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Laborer and C... were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowey. A less common occupation for the Dowey family was Carpet Weaver. The most common Dowey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dowey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • C...

  • Carpet Weaver


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

Dowey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dowey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowey 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 943 immigration records available for the last name Dowey. 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 618 military records available for the last name Dowey. For the veterans among your Dowey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dowey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dowey in 1962 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowey 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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