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Dowling Name Meaning

English: nickname for a stupid person, Middle English dolling, a derivative of Old English dol ‘dull’, ‘stupid’ (see Doll). Irish: variant of Dolan 1.

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


Similar surnames: Dooling, Downing, Gosling, Darling, Gowing, Dowland, Dowlin, Bolling

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Dowling Family Origin

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Dowling Family Occupations

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

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Charwoman

    1%

In 1881, the most common Dowling occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Dowling's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dowling. A less common occupation for the Dowling family was Charwoman.

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Dowling Historical Records

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Dowling Life Expectancy

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