Dowie Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Duffy. Scottish: probably a reduced form of MacIldowie, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Dhuibh ‘son of the black lad’.

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


Similar surnames: Bowie, Downey, Cowie, Dowis, Howie, Downie, Doris, Dobie, Downes

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Dowie Family Origin

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Dowie Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Grocer

    3%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Grocer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowie. A less common occupation for the Dowie family was Blacksmith. The most common Dowie occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Dowie's were Coal Miners.

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Dowie Historical Records

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Dowie Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Dowie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dowie in 1962 was 68, and 53 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowie

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