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Towse Family History

Towse Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Sussex): variant of Tooze .

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


Similar surnames: Towne, Fowle, Fosse, Dowse, Loose, Howse, Rouse, Royse, Cowser, Towle

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Where is the Towse family from?

You can see how Towse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Towse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Towse families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Towse family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Towse's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Towse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Towse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Towse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Towse. 23% of Towse men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Towse women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Owner
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Towse family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Towse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Towse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 969 immigration records available for the last name Towse. 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 Cards

There are 758 military records available for the last name Towse. For the veterans among your Towse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Towse lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Towse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Towse in 1961 was 77, and 92 in 2004.

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