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

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  • Ironstone Miner

    13%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farm Labourer

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dowds family was Farm Labourer. The most common Dowds occupation in the UK was Ironstone Miner. 13% of Dowds's were Ironstone Miners. Ironstone Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowds.

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Dowds Historical Records

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Dowds Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowds

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