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Downen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place such as Downend in Gloucestershire, which is named from Old English dun ‘down’, ‘low hill’ + ende ‘end’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Downer, Downey, Dowden, Dorney, Howden, Cowden, Towne, Dolney, Towner

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Downen Family Origin

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Downen Family Occupations

What did your Downen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downen. A less common occupation for the Downen family was Laborer. The most common Downen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Downen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    71%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Downen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Downen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Downen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Downen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Downen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Downen. For the veterans among your Downen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Downen Life Expectancy

What is the average Downen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Downen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Downen in 1954 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Downen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Downen 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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