Dowden Family History

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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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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Dowden. 36% of Dowden men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Accountant
  • Laborer

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

Dowden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Dowden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowden. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dowden. For the veterans among your Dowden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowden Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dowden in 1944 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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