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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

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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.

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  • Farmer

    71%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

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Downen Historical Records

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Downen Life Expectancy

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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