Plowman Family History

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Plowman Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a plowwright or plowman, from late Old English ploh ‘plow’ + mann ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Bowman, Lowman, Plowden, Sloman, Poorman, Polman, Florman, Pittman

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Plowman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Plowman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Plowman. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Plowman Family Origin

Where is the Plowman family from?

Plowman Family Occupations

What did your Plowman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plowman. The most common Plowman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Plowman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Plowman family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Plowman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Plowman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plowman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Plowman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Plowman. For the veterans among your Plowman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plowman Life Expectancy

What is the average Plowman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Plowman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plowman in 1942 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plowman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plowman 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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