O'dowd Family History

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O'dowd Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht and Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhda ‘descendant of Dubhda’ (see Dowd).

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


Similar surnames: Dowd, O'dea, Ormond, O'dean, O'day, Dodd, Bow, Dowie, Mcdow, Dowdy

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O'dowd Family Origin

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O'dowd Family Occupations

What did your O'dowd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common O'dowd occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of O'dowd's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'dowd. A less common occupation for the O'dowd family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Keeps House

    7%

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

O'dowd Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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O'dowd Life Expectancy

What is the average O'dowd lifespan?

Average O'dowd life expectancy in 2004 was 69 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'dowd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'dowd 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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