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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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Where is the Mowry family from?

You can see how Mowry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mowry family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mowry families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Mowry families living in New Brunswick. This was about 56% of all the recorded Mowry's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mowry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mowry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mowry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mowry. 50% of Mowry 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
    50%
  • Machinist
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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