Fowler Family History

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Fowler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere (Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

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

Similar surnames: Fowle, Bowler, Dowler, Filer, Power, Fogler, Cobler, Folley, Soler

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Fowler Family Origin

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Fowler Family Occupations

What did your Fowler 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 Fowler. 7% of Fowler men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Fowler women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fowler were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

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

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

Fowler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 795,000 census records available for the last name Fowler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fowler 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 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Fowler. 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 122,000 military records available for the last name Fowler. For the veterans among your Fowler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fowler Life Expectancy

What is the average Fowler lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fowler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fowler in 1941 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fowler 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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