Scow Family History

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Scow Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Skau. Perhaps English, a habitational name from Scow in Cumbria. There is also a Scow Brook in Derbyshire, and Scow Hall in North Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Show, Clow, Mow, Schow, Snow, Strow, Dow, Shaw, Low, Sydow

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Scow Family Origin

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Scow Family Occupations

What did your Scow ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Scow. 17% of Scow men worked as a Carpenter and 40% of Scow women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scow were Hospital Motor Driver and Domestic Service

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Coal Accounts Collector
  • Coal Hewer
  • Hospital Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Banker So
  • Daily Worker (cleaner)
  • Domestic Service

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

Scow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Scow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scow 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 200 immigration records available for the last name Scow. 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 375 military records available for the last name Scow. For the veterans among your Scow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scow Life Expectancy

What is the average Scow lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Scow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Scow in 1963 was 86, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scow 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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