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Mowbray Family History

Mowbray Name Meaning

English (northern; of Norman origin): habitational name from Montbray (Manche). Robert de Mowbray was Earl of Northumbria 1086–95 but was later imprisoned and deposed for rebelling against William II.

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


Similar surnames: Cowdrey, Bray, Mosby, Morey, Moubray, Morby, Wray, Mory, Mowry, Dobry

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Where is the Mowbray family from?

You can see how Mowbray families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mowbray family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mowbray families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 319 Mowbray families living in Durham. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mowbray's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Mowbray families in 1891.
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What did your Mowbray ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mowbray. 12% of Mowbray men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Mowbray women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mowbray were Retired and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    6%
  • Retired
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mowbray. For the veterans among your Mowbray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mowbray lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mowbray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mowbray in 1948 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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