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Dowland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dowland in Devon, named from Old English dufe ‘dove’ + feld ‘open country’ + land ‘estate’. Irish: of uncertain derivation, possibly a variant of Dowlin or Dolan. Altered spelling of Norwegian Dovland, a habitational name from a farm on the south coast of Norway, so named from dove ‘shaking bog’ + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Rowland, Boland, Hoyland, Norland, Osland, Morland, Voland, Soland

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Dowland Family Origin

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Dowland Family Occupations

What did your Dowland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dowland occupation in the UK was Mason. 6% of Dowland's were Masons. A less common occupation for the Dowland family was (Dom) Coachman. Mason, Smith and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowland.

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  • Mason

    6%
  • Smith

    6%
  • Stone Mason

    6%
  • (Dom) Coachman

    3%

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

Dowland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dowland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dowland. 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 Dowland. For the veterans among your Dowland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowland Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowland lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dowland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Dowland in 1959 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowland 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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