Tower Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tur (Latin turris). occupational name for someone who dressed white leather, cured with alum rather than tanned with bark, from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare, make ready’).Americanized spelling of German Tauer.

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


Similar surnames: Power, Mower, Bower, Gower, Towner, Tozer, Dower, Comer, Lower, Homer

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Tower Family Origin

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Tower Family Occupations

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  • Mattress Maker

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Auctioneer

    2%
  • Beerhouse Keeper

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tower family was Beerhouse Keeper. The most common Tower occupation in the UK was Mattress Maker. 4% of Tower's were Mattress Makers. Mattress Maker, Annuitant and Auctioneer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tower.

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Tower Historical Records

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Between 1941 and 2004, Tower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tower in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tower

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