Dowler Family History

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Dowler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of dowels and similar objects, from an agent derivative of Middle English dowle ‘dowel’, ‘headless peg’, ‘bolt’.

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

Similar surnames: Bowler, Dower, Fowler, Dobler, Bowker, Downer, Ohler, Cobler, Doner

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Dowler Family Origin

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Dowler Family Occupations

What did your Dowler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dowler family was Carpenter. The most common Dowler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Dowler's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowler.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Dowler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Dowler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowler 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 Dowler. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dowler. For the veterans among your Dowler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowler Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowler lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dowler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dowler in 1948 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowler 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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