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Underdown Name Meaning

English (Kent): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) foot of the hill’ or a habitational name from a place called Underdown from Middle English Old English under ‘under beneath’ + Middle English doun Old English dūn ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Underwood, Underhill, Underberg, Anderton, Smerdon, Sneddon, Dedon

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Where is the Underdown family from?

You can see how Underdown families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Underdown family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Underdown families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 325 Underdown families living in Kent. This was about 49% of all the recorded Underdown's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Underdown families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Underdown surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Underdown ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Underdown. 12% of Underdown men worked as a Cowman and 76% of Underdown women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Underdown were Farm Labourer and Household Duties. .

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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

  • Cowman
    12%
  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Farmworker
    9%
  • Farm Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Underdown. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Underdown 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Underdown. 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 Underdown. For the veterans among your Underdown ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Underdown lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Underdown life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Underdown in 1955 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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