Sowers Family History

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Sowers Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Sauers.

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

Similar surnames: Sowders, Sower, Souers, Sowder, Goers, Siders, Boers, Browers, Soter

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Sowers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sowers name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Sowers Family Origin

Where is the Sowers family from?

Sowers Family Occupations

What did your Sowers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sowers. The most common Sowers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Sowers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sowers family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Sowers Historical Records

What Sowers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Sowers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sowers. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Sowers. For the veterans among your Sowers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sowers Life Expectancy

What is the average Sowers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sowers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sowers in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sowers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sowers 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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