Dowdy Family History

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Dowdy Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Dowd.

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

Similar surnames: Dowds, Dowda, Doody, Dowd, Gowdy, Dowey, Dawdy, Mowdy, Douds, Dowdey

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Dowdy Family Origin

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Dowdy Family Occupations

What did your Dowdy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dowdy. 4% of Dowdy men worked as a Farm Labourer and 55% of Dowdy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowdy were General Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Carpenters Joiner
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Service
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Dowdy Historical Records

What Dowdy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Dowdy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowdy 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowdy. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Dowdy. For the veterans among your Dowdy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowdy Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowdy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dowdy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dowdy in 1945 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowdy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowdy 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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