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Stowe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Suffolk, so called from Old English stow, a word akin to stoc (see Stoke), with the specialized meaning ‘meeting place’, frequently referring to a holy place or church. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection. Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Stone, Stoke, Stoop, Sole, Stock, Stowell, Stile, Score, Toye, Stade

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Stowe Family Origin

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Stowe Family Occupations

What did your Stowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stowe family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stowe. The most common Stowe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Stowe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Stowe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stowe 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Stowe. 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 Stowe. For the veterans among your Stowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stowe Life Expectancy

What is the average Stowe lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Stowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stowe in 1945 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stowe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stowe 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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