Sowders Family History

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Sowders Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Sauder or Sauter.

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

Similar surnames: Sowder, Sowers, Orders, Sodders, Mowder, Siders, Gowder, Sanders

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Sowders Family Origin

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Sowders Family Occupations

What did your Sowders ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farms


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Sowders Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sowders. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowders 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 99 immigration records available for the last name Sowders. 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 Sowders. For the veterans among your Sowders ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sowders Life Expectancy

What is the average Sowders lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sowders life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Sowders in 1946 was 51, and 59 in 2004.

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