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

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

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Downs Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Downs

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