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Sowles Name Meaning

Variant of Soules.

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

Similar surnames: Towles, Powles, Sowle, Soles, Soules, Bowles, Vowles, Bolles, Dowlen

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Where is the Sowles family from?

You can see how Sowles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sowles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sowles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Sowles families living in British Columbia. This was about 56% of all the recorded Sowles's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sowles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sowles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sowles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sowles. 43% of Sowles men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Sowles women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sowles were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • House Keeper
  • House Work
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sowles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowles 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 246 immigration records available for the last name Sowles. 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 747 military records available for the last name Sowles. For the veterans among your Sowles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sowles lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Sowles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sowles in 1949 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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