Sower Family History

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Sower Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German or Jewish Sauer.

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

Similar surnames: Sowder, Sober, Hower, Dower, Gower, Tower, Sowers, Clower, Speer

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Sower Family Origin

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Sower Family Occupations

What did your Sower ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sower. 19% of Sower men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Sower women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sower were New Worker and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housework

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

Sower Historical Records

What Sower family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sower 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 719 immigration records available for the last name Sower. 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 809 military records available for the last name Sower. For the veterans among your Sower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sower Life Expectancy

What is the average Sower lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sower in 1942 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sower 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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