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Dowty Family History

Dowty Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Doughty.

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


Similar surnames: Douty, Doty, Dowey, Dowse, Dow, Howry, Dowe, Dowdey, Dobry, Dory

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Where is the Dowty family from?

You can see how Dowty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dowty family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dowty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Dowty families living in North Carolina. This was about 41% of all the recorded Dowty's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Dowty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dowty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dowty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dowty. 39% of Dowty men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Dowty women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowty were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • House Work
    18%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dowty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 368 immigration records available for the last name Dowty. 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 Cards

There are 975 military records available for the last name Dowty. For the veterans among your Dowty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dowty lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dowty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dowty in 1944 was 24, and 84 in 2004.

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