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Mower Name Meaning

English (East Anglia, chiefly Norfolk): occupational name for someone who mowed pasture lands to provide hay, from an agent derivative of Middle English mow(en) ‘mow’ (Old English mawen). Welsh: nickname from mawr ‘big’ (see Moore 6). German (Möwer): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German moven ‘to torment, trouble, or burden’.

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

Similar surnames: Tower, Moser, Power, Bower, Gower, Dower, Moder, Clower, Comer, Lower

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Where is the Mower family from?

You can see how Mower families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mower family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mower families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 28 Mower families living in Ontario. This was about 93% of all the recorded Mower's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mower families in 1911.
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What did your Mower ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mower. 60% of Mower men worked as a Labourer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Mower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mower census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mower. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Mower. For the veterans among your Mower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mower lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Mower in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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