Mowatt Family History

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Mowatt Name Meaning

from a medieval female personal name, Mohaut, a variant of Mau(l)d (see Mould). occupational name for an official in charge of communal pasture land, Middle English moward, maward, from Old English mawe ‘meadow’ + weard ‘guardian’ (see Ward 1). habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Mon(t)haut, from Old French mont ‘hill’ (see Mont 1) + haut ‘high’ (Latin altus).

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


Similar surnames: Morant, Mott, Mount, Motte, Myatt, Moat, Mowat, Rowett, Matt, Howard

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Mowatt Family Origin

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Mowatt Family Occupations

What did your Mowatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mowatt family was Farm Laborer. The most common Mowatt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 8% of Mowatt's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Clothing Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mowatt.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Clothing Cutter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Mowatt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mowatt Life Expectancy

What is the average Mowatt lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mowatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mowatt in 1959 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mowatt 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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