Downie Family History

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Downie Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant spelling of Downey.

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


Similar surnames: Dowie, Downin, Dennie, Ronnie, Dowe, Dowis, Downey, Dowse, Downes

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Downie Family Origin

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Downie Family Occupations

What did your Downie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Downie family was Son. Farmer, Carpenter and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downie. The most common Downie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Downie's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Son

    7%

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

Downie Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Downie Life Expectancy

What is the average Downie lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Downie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Downie in 1945 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Downie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Downie 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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