Mowder Family History

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Mowder Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of a South German surname, Mauder, originally a nickname for a grumbling, peevish person.

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

Similar surnames: Gowder, Moder, Sowder, Lowder, Mowrer, Mower, Model, Bowser, Mander

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Mowder Family Origin

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Mowder Family Occupations

What did your Mowder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mowder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Mowder's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mowder. A less common occupation for the Mowder family was Canal Boatman.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Canal Boatman


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

Mowder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mowder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mowder 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 82 immigration records available for the last name Mowder. 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 303 military records available for the last name Mowder. For the veterans among your Mowder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mowder Life Expectancy

What is the average Mowder lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Mowder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mowder in 1960 was 62, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mowder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mowder 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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