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Dowden Name Meaning

English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dogod (probably a derivative of dugan ‘to avail’, ‘to be of use’). In England the surname is chiefly found in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

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


Similar surnames: Bowden, Cowden, Howden, Downen, Rowden, Dower, Dryden, Olden, Ogden

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Dowden Family Origin

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Dowden Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Mason

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowden. A less common occupation for the Dowden family was Annuitant. The most common Dowden occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Dowden's were Labourers.

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Dowden Historical Records

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Dowden Life Expectancy

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