Towne Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a village, as opposed to an outlying farm or hamlet, from Middle English toun (Old English tun, which originally meant ‘fence’ and then ‘enclosure’, although the sense ‘settlement, village’ was already firmly established in the Old English period) .

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


Similar surnames: Towner, Towse, Tong, Stone, Boone, Lown, Twine, Thyne, Trone, Tone

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Towne Family Origin

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Towne Family Occupations

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  • Agr Lab

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Clothier

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Towne family was Clothier. Agr Lab, Blacksmith and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Towne. The most common Towne occupation in the UK was Agr Lab. 14% of Towne's were Agr Labs.

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Towne Historical Records

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Towne Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Towne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Towne in 1948 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Towne

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