Hower Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Hauer. This is a common name in PA.

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


Similar surnames: Dower, Gower, Howser, Sower, Homer, Tower, Comer, Howe, Hober, Hoyer

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Hower Family Origin

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Hower Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hower. The most common Hower occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hower's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hower family was Keeping House.

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Hower Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Hower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Hower in 1942 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hower

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