Dowling Family History

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Dowling Name Meaning

English: nickname for a stupid person, Middle English dolling, a derivative of Old English dol ‘dull’, ‘stupid’ (see Doll). Irish: variant of Dolan 1.

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


Similar surnames: Dooling, Downing, Gosling, Darling, Gowing, Dowland, Dowlin, Bolling

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Dowling Family Origin

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Dowling Family Occupations

What did your Dowling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dowling. 27% of Dowling men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Dowling women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowling were Laborer and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Engineer
    3%
  • Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Student
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Income
    8%

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

Dowling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 195,000 census records available for the last name Dowling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowling 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowling. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Dowling. For the veterans among your Dowling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowling Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowling lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dowling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dowling in 1941 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowling ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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