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Dowland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dowland in Devon, named from Old English dufe ‘dove’ + feld ‘open country’ + land ‘estate’. Irish: of uncertain derivation, possibly a variant of Dowlin or Dolan. Altered spelling of Norwegian Dovland, a habitational name from a farm on the south coast of Norway, so named from dove ‘shaking bog’ + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Rowland, Boland, Hoyland, Norland, Osland, Morland, Voland, Soland

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Dowland Family Origin

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Dowland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    4%
  • In Brass Mill

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dowland family was In Brass Mill. The most common Dowland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dowland's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowland.

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Dowland Life Expectancy

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