Dowie Family History

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Dowie Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Duffy. Scottish: probably a reduced form of MacIldowie, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Dhuibh ‘son of the black lad’.

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

Similar surnames: Bowie, Downey, Cowie, Dowis, Howie, Downie, Doris, Dobie, Downes

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Dowie Family Origin

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Dowie Family Occupations

What did your Dowie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowie. The most common Dowie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Dowie's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dowie family was Boiler Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Boiler Maker


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

Dowie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Dowie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowie 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowie. 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 Dowie. For the veterans among your Dowie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowie Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowie lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dowie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dowie in 1962 was 68, and 53 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowie 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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