Dowty Family History

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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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Dowty Family Origin

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Dowty Family Occupations

What did your Dowty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dowty family was Farm Hand. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowty. The most common Dowty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Dowty's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Hand


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

Dowty Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dowty Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowty 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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