Dowse Family History

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Dowse Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Duce. In this spelling, the name has also been found in Ireland since the 14th century.

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

Similar surnames: Dowe, Rowse, Howse, Towse, Dohse, Douse, Doane, Doble, Royse, Dowdey

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Dowse Family Origin

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Dowse Family Occupations

What did your Dowse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowse. The most common Dowse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Dowse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dowse family was Clerk In Grocery.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • Clerk In Grocery


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

Dowse Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dowse Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowse lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dowse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Dowse in 1953 was 100, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowse 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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