Towne Family History

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Towne Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a village, as opposed to an outlying farm or hamlet, from Middle English toun (Old English tun, which originally meant ‘fence’ and then ‘enclosure’, although the sense ‘settlement, village’ was already firmly established in the Old English period) .

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

Similar surnames: Towner, Towse, Tong, Stone, Boone, Lown, Twine, Thyne, Trone, Tone

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Towne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Towne name?

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


  • France


  • Norway


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Towne Family Origin

Where is the Towne family from?

Towne Family Occupations

What did your Towne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Towne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Towne's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Towne family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Towne.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Towne Historical Records

What Towne family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Towne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Towne 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Towne. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Towne. For the veterans among your Towne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Towne Life Expectancy

What is the average Towne lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Towne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Towne in 1948 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Towne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Towne 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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