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Downer Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of downland (the rolling chalk hills of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent), from Old English dun ‘down’, ‘low hill’ (of Celtic origin) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. Dun is a common element of English place names. Irish: variant of Dooner 2.

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


Similar surnames: Downen, Towner, Horner, Deaner, Power, Downey, Dobler, Downes, Hohner

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Downer Family Origin

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Downer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farmers Son

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Downer family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downer. The most common Downer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 53% of Downer's were Farmers.

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Downer Historical Records

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Downer Life Expectancy

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