Mowbray Family History

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Mowbray Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Montbrai in La Manche, France, named in Old French as ‘mud hill’, from Old French mont ‘hill’ (see Mont 1) + brai ‘mud’, ‘slime’ (of Gaulish origin).

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


Similar surnames: Cowdrey, Bray, Mosby, Morey, Moubray, Morby, Wray, Mory, Mowry, Dobry

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Mowbray Family Origin

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Mowbray Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • School

    16%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Mowbray occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Mowbray's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mowbray family was Carpenter. Farmer, School and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mowbray.

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Mowbray Historical Records

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Mowbray Life Expectancy

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