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Vowles Name Meaning

English: variant of Fowle.

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

Similar surnames: Voyles, Powles, Towles, Fowles, Bowles, Voiles, Rowlee, Sowles

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Where is the Vowles family from?

You can see how Vowles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vowles family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Vowles families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Vowles families living in British Columbia. This was about 54% of all the recorded Vowles's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Vowles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vowles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vowles ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Vowles. 78% of Vowles men worked as a Farmer.

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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
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Vowles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vowles 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vowles. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vowles. For the veterans among your Vowles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vowles lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Vowles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Vowles in 1955 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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