Mowry Family History

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Mowry Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Mory, a short form of Amaury (see Emery, Morey).

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

Similar surnames: Mory, More, Moors, Towry, Mery, Dobry, Merry, Moy, Lory, Mowrey

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Mowry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mowry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mowry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Mowry Family Origin

Where is the Mowry family from?

Mowry Family Occupations

What did your Mowry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mowry occupation in Canada was Machinist. 50% of Mowry's were Machinists. A less common occupation for the Mowry family was Pattern Maker. Machinist, Iron Worker and Mate On Vessel were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mowry.

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  • Machinist

  • Iron Worker

  • Mate On Vessel

  • Pattern Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mowry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mowry Historical Records

What Mowry family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Mowry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mowry 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mowry. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mowry. For the veterans among your Mowry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mowry Life Expectancy

What is the average Mowry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mowry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mowry in 1944 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mowry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mowry 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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