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Dowe Family History

Dowe Name Meaning

English (Suffolk and Norfolk): variant of Dow

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dow, Lowe, Dawe, Done, Down, Dowse, Dove, Mow, Doe, Dowd

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Where is the Dowe family from?

You can see how Dowe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dowe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dowe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 54 Dowe families living in Suffolk. This was about 17% of all the recorded Dowe's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Dowe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dowe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dowe. 24% of Dowe men worked as a General Labourer and 84% of Dowe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowe were Bread Baker and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Brewers Labourer
  • Lorry Driver
  • Bread Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Dowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowe 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 Dowe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, 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 Dowe. For the veterans among your Dowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dowe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dowe in 1953 was 29, and 81 in 2004.

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