Dowler Family History

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Dowler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of dowels and similar objects, from an agent derivative of Middle English dowle ‘dowel’, ‘headless peg’, ‘bolt’.

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

Similar surnames: Bowler, Dower, Fowler, Dobler, Bowker, Downer, Ohler, Cobler, Doner

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Dowler Family Origin

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Dowler Family Occupations

What did your Dowler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowler. The most common Dowler occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Dowler's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Dowler family was Ag Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Dressmaker

  • Ag Labourer


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

Dowler Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Dowler ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Dowler Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowler lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, Dowler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dowler in 1948 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowler 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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