Gowland Family History

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Gowland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gowlands in Moor Monkton, West Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Dowland, Rowland, Worland, Boland, Hoyland, Boyland, Morland, Moland

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Gowland Family Origin

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Gowland Family Occupations

What did your Gowland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gowland family was Lead Miner. The most common Gowland occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Gowland's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowland.

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Lead Miner

    4%

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

Gowland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gowland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gowland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gowland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gowland. For the veterans among your Gowland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gowland Life Expectancy

What is the average Gowland lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gowland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gowland in 1963 was 83, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gowland 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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