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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 Family Origin

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Mower Family Occupations

What did your Mower ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mower. 17% of Mower men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mower women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mower were Clerk and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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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