Origins of the Chown surname

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    In 1921, most Chowns lived in south-west

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    Common jobs for Chowns

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    Commmon female occupations for Chowns in 1921

    Dressmaker

    65

    Lace Maker

    43

    Laundress

    42

    Lacemaker

    32

    Domestic Servant

    31

    Commmon male occupations for Chowns in 1921

    Agricultural Labourer

    96

    Fisherman

    39

    Carpenter

    37

    Farm Labourer

    37

    Butcher

    34

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