Plowden Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Plowden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Shropshire, so called from Old English plæga, plega ‘play’, ‘sport’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Playford. The vowel of the first syllable is not easy to explain, but it occurs as early as 1286, a single generation after the unambiguous Plaueden, Pleweden of 1252.

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


Similar surnames: Howden, Cowden, Crowden, Bowden, Rowden, Snowden, Porten, Power

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Plowden Family Origin

Where is the Plowden family from?

Plowden Family Occupations

What did your Plowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plowden family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plowden. The most common Plowden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Plowden's were Farmers.

View Census data for Plowden | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Works On Farm

    5%

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

Plowden Historical Records

What Plowden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plowden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plowden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Plowden

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Plowden. 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.

View all Plowden immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Plowden. For the veterans among your Plowden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Plowden military records

You've only scratched the surface of Plowden family history.

Plowden Life Expectancy

What is the average Plowden lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Plowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Plowden in 1953 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plowden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plowden 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.

Famous Plowden Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name