Plowden Family History

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Plowden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Shropshire, so called from Old English plæga, plega ‘play’, ‘sport’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Playford. The vowel of the first syllable is not easy to explain, but it occurs as early as 1286, a single generation after the unambiguous Plaueden, Pleweden of 1252.

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


Similar surnames: Howden, Cowden, Crowden, Bowden, Rowden, Snowden, Porten, Power

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Plowden Family Origin

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Plowden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Works On Farm

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Plowden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Plowden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Plowden family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plowden.

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Plowden Historical Records

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Plowden Life Expectancy

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