Stowe Family History

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Stowe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Suffolk, so called from Old English stow, a word akin to stoc (see Stoke), with the specialized meaning ‘meeting place’, frequently referring to a holy place or church. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection. Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Stone, Stoke, Stoop, Sole, Stock, Stowell, Stile, Score, Toye, Stade

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Stowe Family Origin

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Stowe Family Occupations

What did your Stowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Stowe. 17% of Stowe men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Stowe women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stowe were Student and House Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
  • Civil Servant
  • Employ
  • House Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Stowe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Stowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stowe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Stowe. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Stowe. For the veterans among your Stowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stowe Life Expectancy

What is the average Stowe lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Stowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stowe in 1945 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stowe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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