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Downes Name Meaning

English: variant (plural) of Down. Irish (Counties Clare and Limerick): reduced Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Dubháin (see Doane).

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

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Downes Family Origin

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Downes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downes. The most common Downes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Downes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Downes family was Carpenter.

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Downes Life Expectancy

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