Dowdell Family History

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Dowdell Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant of Dowdall.

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

Similar surnames: Dowdall, Dowdey, Dorrell, Rowell, Vowell, Nowell, Jowell, Dowdle

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Dowdell Family Origin

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Dowdell Family Occupations

What did your Dowdell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Charwoman, Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowdell. A less common occupation for the Dowdell family was Agri Labourer. The most common Dowdell occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 5% of Dowdell's were Charwomans.

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  • Charwoman

  • Labourer

  • Laundress

  • Agri Labourer


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

Dowdell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dowdell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowdell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dowdell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dowdell. For the veterans among your Dowdell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowdell Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowdell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dowdell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dowdell in 1941 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowdell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowdell 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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