Downs Family History

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Downs Name Meaning

patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2. variant (plural) of Down.

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


Similar surnames: Downes, Down, Dowds, Don, Bowens, Gowans, Donis, Bowns, Lowes, Towns

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Downs Family Origin

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Downs Family Occupations

What did your Downs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Downs family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downs. The most common Downs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Downs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Downs Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Downs Life Expectancy

What is the average Downs lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Downs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Downs in 1942 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Downs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Downs 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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