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Origins of the Mc Dowell surname

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About the Mc Dowells

We have a total number of 27030 records for people with the last name Mc Dowell.

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Where do most Mc Dowells live?

In 1921, most Mc Dowells lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Mc Dowells

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,300 records for the Mc Dowell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1827.

Who were Mc Dowells most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Mc Dowell first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Mc Dowells

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mc Dowells in 1921


Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Mc Dowells in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer




Coal Miner Hewer




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