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Mdowell Family History

Mdowell 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, Dowell, Maxwell, Powell, Howell, Rowell, Morell

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Where is the Mdowell family from?

You can see how Mdowell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mdowell family name was found in Scotland in 1901. In 1901 there was 1 Mdowell family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Mdowell's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Mdowell families in 1901.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mdowell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mdowell 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 Mdowell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mdowell 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 Mdowell. 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 Mdowell. For the veterans among your Mdowell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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