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Dowley Family Origin

Where is the Dowley family from?

Dowley Family Occupations

What did your Dowley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dowley family was Keeps House. The most common Dowley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Dowley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeps House


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

Dowley Historical Records

What Dowley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dowley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowley. 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 852 military records available for the last name Dowley. For the veterans among your Dowley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowley Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowley lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Dowley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Dowley in 1965 was 76, and 86 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowley 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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