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Sowden Name Meaning

English: variant of Soden.

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

Similar surnames: Lowden, Wooden, Lowen, Soden, Bowden, Cowden, Snowden, Sowle, Scowden

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Where is the Sowden family from?

You can see how Sowden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sowden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sowden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 54 Sowden families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Sowden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sowden families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sowden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Sowden. 54% of Sowden men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Sowden women worked as an Income. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Pilot
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Sowden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowden 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Sowden. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sowden. For the veterans among your Sowden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sowden lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Sowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sowden in 1949 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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