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Philhower Name Meaning

Classicized spelling of German Vielhauer, an occupational name for a file maker, from Middle High German vile ‘file’ + an agent derivative of houwen ‘to chop or cut’.

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


Similar surnames: Vilhauer, Clower, Boomhower, Pilcher, Harrower, Hilmer, Hillier

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Philhower Family Origin

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Philhower Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Philhower occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Philhower's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Philhower family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Philhower.

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Philhower Life Expectancy

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