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 Family Origin

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Stowe Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, 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. The most common Stowe occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Stowe's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Stowe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stowe

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