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Clower Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a nailer, from an agent derivative of Old French clou ‘nail’. Compare Cloutier. Americanized spelling of German Klauer (or the variant Clauer) or of Glauer, a nickname from Middle High German glau, glou ‘intelligent’, ‘circumspect’.

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


Similar surnames: Flower, Cover, Lower, Loder, Clowes, Cloer, Close, Blower, Cromer

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Where is the Clower family from?

You can see how Clower families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clower family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clower families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Clower families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Clower's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Clower families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clower surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clower ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clower. 25% of Clower men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Clower women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clower were Painter and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Clower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clower 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Clower. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Clower. For the veterans among your Clower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clower lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Clower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Clower in 1946 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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