Dowden Family History & Genealogy
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Dowden Surname History
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Dowden Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Dowden is often very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Dowden may be in dispute depending on whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of family names that come from a craft, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).
Dowden Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Dowden come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based surnames might be a profession in another language. This is why it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like Dowden come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".
Dowden Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In early history when few people could write, names such as Dowden were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Dowden. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Dowden surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Names like Dowden change in how they're written as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries over the years.
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Dowden Family Tree
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- Mary Dowden Dowdon Riggs 1755 - 1819
- Nancy Dowden Owens
- John Dowden
- Nathaniel Dowden
- Rebecca Dowden Jacobs
- Mary Gore Dowden 1705 - 1794
- John Dowden Jacob 1786 - 1842
- Elizabeth Dowden Gore
- Martha Dowden
- Thomas Dowden