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Downer Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of downland (the rolling chalk hills of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent), from Old English dun ‘down’, ‘low hill’ (of Celtic origin) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. Dun is a common element of English place names. Irish: variant of Dooner 2.

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

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Downer Family Origin

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Downer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Downer Historical Records

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Downer Life Expectancy

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