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Plowman Name Meaning

English (mainly Middlesex) and Scottish: occupational name for a plowwright or plowman from late Middle English plo(u)gh plouʒ ‘plow’ (Old English plōg plōh) + -man.

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

Similar surnames: Bowman, Lowman, Plowden, Sloman, Poorman, Polman, Florman, Pittman

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Where is the Plowman family from?

You can see how Plowman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Plowman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Plowman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 26 Plowman families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Plowman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Plowman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Plowman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Plowman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Plowman. 72% of Plowman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Plowman women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Income

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Plowman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plowman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Plowman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Plowman. For the veterans among your Plowman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Plowman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Plowman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Plowman in 1942 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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