Stowe Family History

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Stowe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Suffolk, so called from Old English stow, a word akin to stoc (see Stoke), with the specialized meaning ‘meeting place’, frequently referring to a holy place or church. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection. Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Stone, Stoke, Stoop, Sole, Stock, Stowell, Stile, Score, Toye, Stade

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Stowe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stowe name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stowe. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Stowe Family Origin

Where is the Stowe family from?

Stowe Family Occupations

What did your Stowe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Stowe occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Stowe's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Stowe family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stowe.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner


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

Stowe Historical Records

What Stowe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Stowe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stowe 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Stowe. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Stowe. For the veterans among your Stowe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stowe Life Expectancy

What is the average Stowe lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Stowe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stowe in 1945 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stowe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stowe 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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