Dowty Family History

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Dowty Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Doughty.

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


Similar surnames: Douty, Doty, Dowey, Dowse, Dow, Howry, Dowe, Dowdey, Dobry, Dory

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Dowty Family Origin

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Dowty Family Occupations

What did your Dowty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dowty. 17% of Dowty men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Dowty women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowty were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Operator
    4%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • House Work
    9%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dowty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dowty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowty 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Dowty. 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 975 military records available for the last name Dowty. For the veterans among your Dowty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowty Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowty lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dowty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dowty in 1944 was 24, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowty 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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