Dowlin Family History

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Dowlin Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Dolan.

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

Similar surnames: Dowling, Downin, Donlin, Nowlin, Dooling, Polin, Dowlen, Dolin

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Dowlin Family Origin

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Dowlin Family Occupations

What did your Dowlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dowlin occupation in the UK was Batch Maker Flax Mill. 25% of Dowlin's were Batch Maker Flax Mills. Batch Maker Flax Mill, Boiler Maker and Iron Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowlin. A less common occupation for the Dowlin family was Shepherd.

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  • Batch Maker Flax Mill

  • Boiler Maker

  • Iron Miner

  • Shepherd


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

Dowlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dowlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowlin 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Dowlin. 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 692 military records available for the last name Dowlin. For the veterans among your Dowlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowlin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dowlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Dowlin in 1953 was 96, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowlin 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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