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Downton Name Meaning

English: variant of Dunton; there are place names spelled thus in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Wiltshire.

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


Similar surnames: Boynton, Pointon, Forton, Dolton, Dunton, Rowton, Downen, Howton

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Downton Family Origin

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Downton Family Occupations

What did your Downton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Downton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Downton's were Farmers. Farmer, Works In Carpet Factory and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downton. A less common occupation for the Downton family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Works In Carpet Factory

    22%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%

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

Downton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Downton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Downton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Downton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Downton. For the veterans among your Downton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Downton Life Expectancy

What is the average Downton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Downton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Downton in 1963 was 88, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Downton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Downton 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.

Famous Downton Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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