Downen Family History

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Downen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place such as Downend in Gloucestershire, which is named from Old English dun ‘down’, ‘low hill’ + ende ‘end’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Downer, Downey, Dowden, Dorney, Howden, Cowden, Towne, Dolney, Towner

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Downen Family Origin

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Downen Family Occupations

What did your Downen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, C T O Writer R Heavy and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Downen. 34% of Downen men worked as a C T O Writer R Heavy and 67% of Downen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Downen were Engine Fitter (ship) (heavy Worker) and Half Hose Hand

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • C T O Writer R Heavy
    34%
  • Constable
    34%
  • Engine Fitter (ship) (heavy Worker)
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Half Hose Hand
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Downen Historical Records

What Downen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Downen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Downen 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 161 immigration records available for the last name Downen. 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 873 military records available for the last name Downen. For the veterans among your Downen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Downen Life Expectancy

What is the average Downen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Downen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Downen in 1954 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Downen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Downen 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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