Towner Family History

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Towner Name Meaning

topographic name for one who lived in a township or village, Middle English toun, + -er, a characteristic topographic ending of Sussex surnames. occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector, from tolnere, an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax’, ‘payment’. Compare Toller.

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

Similar surnames: Tower, Towne, Downer, Turner, Horner, Tozer, Bower, Tinner, Bowler

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Towner Family Origin

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Towner Family Occupations

What did your Towner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Towner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Towner. The most common Towner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Towner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Towner Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Towner ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Towner Life Expectancy

What is the average Towner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Towner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Towner in 1942 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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