Dowsett Family History

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Dowsett Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Duce. Americanized spelling of French Doucet.

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

Similar surnames: Dossett, Fossett, Dowse, Corbett, Doggett, Gossett, Doucett, Dorsett

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Dowsett Family Origin

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Dowsett Family Occupations

What did your Dowsett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dowsett. 3% of Dowsett men worked as a General Labourer and 57% of Dowsett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dowsett were Wood Machinist and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Builders Labourer
  • Wood Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Dowsett Historical Records

What Dowsett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Dowsett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dowsett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dowsett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dowsett. For the veterans among your Dowsett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dowsett Life Expectancy

What is the average Dowsett lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dowsett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dowsett in 1951 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dowsett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dowsett 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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