Clowes Family History

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Clowes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Close. Americanized spelling of German Klaus.

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

Similar surnames: Clower, Clowe, Clow, Close, Copes, Closs, Cowey, Coomes, Clos, Clore

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Clowes Family Origin

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Clowes Family Occupations

What did your Clowes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Clowes occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Clowes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Clowes family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Silk Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clowes.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Silk Weaver

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Clowes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Clowes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clowes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Clowes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Clowes. For the veterans among your Clowes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clowes Life Expectancy

What is the average Clowes lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Clowes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Clowes in 1959 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clowes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clowes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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