Mower Family History

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Mower Name Meaning

English (East Anglia, chiefly Norfolk): occupational name for someone who mowed pasture lands to provide hay, from an agent derivative of Middle English mow(en) ‘mow’ (Old English mawen). Welsh: nickname from mawr ‘big’ (see Moore 6). German (Möwer): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German moven ‘to torment, trouble, or burden’.

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

Similar surnames: Tower, Moser, Power, Bower, Gower, Dower, Moder, Clower, Comer, Lower

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Mower Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mower name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mower. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Mower Family Origin

Where is the Mower family from?

Mower Family Occupations

What did your Mower ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mower. A less common occupation for the Mower family was Carpenter. The most common Mower occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Mower's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Mower Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Mower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mower 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mower. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mower. For the veterans among your Mower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mower Life Expectancy

What is the average Mower lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Mower in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mower 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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