Stowers Family History

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Stowers Name Meaning

patronymic from an Old Swedish personal name, Sture. topographic name for someone who lived by the Stour river in Essex.

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

Similar surnames: Towers, Tower, Stigers, Stoner, Stowe, Storrs, Stoker, Studer

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Stowers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stowers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stowers. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Stowers Family Origin

Where is the Stowers family from?

Stowers Family Occupations

What did your Stowers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Stowers occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 7% of Stowers's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stowers. A less common occupation for the Stowers family was Farm Bailiff.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Bailiff


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

Stowers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Stowers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stowers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stowers. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Stowers. For the veterans among your Stowers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stowers Life Expectancy

What is the average Stowers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stowers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Stowers in 1941 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stowers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stowers 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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