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Dowson Name Meaning

patronymic from Dow, a variant of Daw. metronymic from a medieval female personal name (see Duce).

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


Similar surnames: Dopson, Dobson, Dotson, Gosson, Dawson, Pawson, Tomson, Bosson

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Dowson Family Origin

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Dowson Family Occupations

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  • School

    28%
  • Farmer

    24%
  • Going To School

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

In 1881, School, Farmer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowson. A less common occupation for the Dowson family was Farm Laborer. The most common Dowson occupation in Canada was School. 28% of Dowson's were Schools.

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Dowson Historical Records

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Dowson Life Expectancy

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