Dowsett Family History

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Dowsett Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Duce. Americanized spelling of French Doucet.

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


Similar surnames: Dossett, Fossett, Dowse, Corbett, Doggett, Gossett, Doucett, Dorsett

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Dowsett Family Origin

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Dowsett Family Occupations

What did your Dowsett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dowsett family was Keeping House. The most common Dowsett occupation in the USA was Butcher. 13% of Dowsett's were Butchers. Butcher, Freight Conduct and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowsett.

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  • Butcher

    13%
  • Freight Conduct

    13%
  • House Keeper

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

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

Dowsett Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dowsett Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowsett lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dowsett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dowsett in 1951 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowsett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowsett 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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