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Dowden Name Meaning

English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dogod (probably a derivative of dugan ‘to avail’, ‘to be of use’). In England the surname is chiefly found in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

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


Similar surnames: Bowden, Cowden, Howden, Downen, Rowden, Dower, Dryden, Olden, Ogden

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Dowden Family Origin

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Dowden Family Occupations

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  • Conductor

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%
  • Tailoress

    33%

In 1881, the most common Dowden occupation in Canada was Conductor. 33% of Dowden's were Conductors. A less common occupation for the Dowden family was Tailoress. Conductor and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dowden.

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Dowden Life Expectancy

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