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Downes Name Meaning

English: variant (plural) of Down. Irish (Counties Clare and Limerick): reduced Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Dubháin (see Doane).

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


Similar surnames: Downey, Downer, Dooner, Downs, Bowes, Doyne, Ownes, Bownes, Downen

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Downes Family Origin

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Downes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, the most common Downes occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Downes's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downes. A less common occupation for the Downes family was Coal Miner.

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Downes Historical Records

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Downes Life Expectancy

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