Dowds Family History

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Dowds Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Dowd 1, with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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


Similar surnames: Douds, Dowdy, Dowd, Dowda, Downs, Dodds, Dods, Dowdey, Dowey, Gowdy

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Dowds Family Origin

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Dowds Family Occupations

What did your Dowds ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clerk Air Ministry and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dowds. 8% of Dowds men worked as a Clerk Air Ministry and 37% of Dowds women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowds were Heavy Scrap Loader Steel W and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Clerk Air Ministry
    8%
  • Clerk In Holy Orders
    8%
  • Coke Oven Worker Heavy Wo
    8%
  • Heavy Scrap Loader Steel W
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    37%
  • Clerk (dairy)
    16%
  • Card Board Box Maker
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dowds Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dowds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowds 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowds. 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 Dowds. For the veterans among your Dowds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowds Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowds lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dowds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Dowds in 1956 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowds

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowds 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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