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Nowlin Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Nolin or Irish Nolan and Nolen . Compare Knowlin and Nowling .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Nowlen, Nowlan, Nowling, Dowlin, Bowlin, Coplin, Collin, Loflin

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Where is the Nowlin family from?

You can see how Nowlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nowlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nowlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Nowlin families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 51% of all the recorded Nowlin's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Nowlin families in 1911.
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What did your Nowlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nowlin. 100% of Nowlin men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Nowlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nowlin 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 Nowlin. 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 Nowlin. For the veterans among your Nowlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nowlin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nowlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nowlin in 1946 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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