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M'dowell Family History

M'dowell Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Mcdowell, Mowell, Madewell, Dowell, Mcdonell, Mcdowall, Macdowell

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Where is the M'dowell family from?

You can see how M'dowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The M'dowell family name was found in Scotland in 1891. In 1891 there was 1 M'dowell family living in Angus. This was 100% of all the recorded M'dowell's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of M'dowell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the M'dowell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your M'dowell ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your M'dowell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 101 census records available for the last name M'dowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, M'dowell 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 31 immigration records available for the last name M'dowell. 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 19 military records available for the last name M'dowell. For the veterans among your M'dowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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