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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


Similar surnames: Downey, Downer, Dooner, Downs, Bowes, Doyne, Ownes, Bownes, Downen

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Downes Family Origin

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Downes Family Occupations

What did your Downes ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Downes Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Downes ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Downes Life Expectancy

What is the average Downes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, Downes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Downes in 1952 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Downes 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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