Mowbray Family History

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Mowbray Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Montbrai in La Manche, France, named in Old French as ‘mud hill’, from Old French mont ‘hill’ (see Mont 1) + brai ‘mud’, ‘slime’ (of Gaulish origin).

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


Similar surnames: Cowdrey, Bray, Mosby, Morey, Moubray, Morby, Wray, Mory, Mowry, Dobry

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Mowbray Family Origin

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Mowbray Family Occupations

What did your Mowbray ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mowbray. The most common Mowbray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Mowbray's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mowbray family was Brewer.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeps House

    4%
  • Brewer

    3%

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

Mowbray Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mowbray Life Expectancy

What is the average Mowbray lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mowbray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mowbray in 1948 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mowbray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mowbray 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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