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Townes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Townes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Townes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Townes Family Origin

Where is the Townes family from?

Townes Family Occupations

What did your Townes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Townes. The most common Townes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Townes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Townes family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Townes Historical Records

What Townes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Townes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Townes 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 Townes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Townes. For the veterans among your Townes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Townes Life Expectancy

What is the average Townes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Townes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Townes in 1942 was 31, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Townes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Townes 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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