Dowis Family History

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Dowis Name Meaning

Probably a Scottish variant of Dawes.

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

Similar surnames: Dowie, Dowds, Downs, Kowis, Dobis, Donis, Dowe, Towns, Duris, Moris

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Dowis Family Origin

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Dowis Family Occupations

What did your Dowis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dowis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 77% of Dowis's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dowis.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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Dowis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dowis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowis 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 567 immigration records available for the last name Dowis. 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 841 military records available for the last name Dowis. For the veterans among your Dowis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowis Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dowis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dowis in 1957 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowis 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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