Dowdle Family History

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Dowdle Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dowdell. Possibly an altered spelling of German Daudel, Dautel, variants of Dietz.

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

Similar surnames: Bowdle, Cordle, Doble, Fowle, Dowse, Dowe, Dowdey, Diddle, Odle

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Dowdle Family Origin

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Dowdle Family Occupations

What did your Dowdle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dowdle family was Coal Miner. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowdle. The most common Dowdle occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Dowdle's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Coal Miner


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

Dowdle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Dowdle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowdle 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 873 immigration records available for the last name Dowdle. 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 Dowdle. For the veterans among your Dowdle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowdle Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowdle lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dowdle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dowdle in 1944 was 24, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowdle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowdle 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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