Towse Family History

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Towse Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): possibly a topographic name from Middle English ate howes ‘at the spur of a hill’ (from Old English hoh ‘heel’, ‘projecting ridge of land’).

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

Similar surnames: Towne, Fowle, Fosse, Dowse, Loose, Howse, Rouse, Royse, Cowser, Towle

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Towse Family Origin

Where is the Towse family from?

Towse Family Occupations

What did your Towse ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Towse occupation in the UK was Farmer. 12% of Towse's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Architect & Surveyor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Towse. A less common occupation for the Towse family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Architect & Surveyor

  • Carpenter


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

Towse Historical Records

What Towse family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Towse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Towse 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 969 immigration records available for the last name Towse. 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 758 military records available for the last name Towse. For the veterans among your Towse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Towse Life Expectancy

What is the average Towse lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Towse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Towse in 1961 was 77, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Towse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Towse 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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