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Where is the Dowey family from?
You can see how Dowey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dowey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dowey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Dowey families living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dowey's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Dowey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dowey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dowey. 40% of Dowey men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Dowey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowey were Farmer and Housework.