Mowbray Family History

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Mowbray Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Montbrai in La Manche, France, named in Old French as ‘mud hill’, from Old French mont ‘hill’ (see Mont 1) + brai ‘mud’, ‘slime’ (of Gaulish origin).

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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Mowbray Family Origin

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Mowbray Family Occupations

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 UK named Mowbray. 3% of Mowbray men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Mowbray women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mowbray were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Mowbray Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Mowbray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mowbray 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mowbray. 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 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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Mowbray Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mowbray

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