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McDowell Genealogy & History

McDowell genealogy shows that this surname is of Scottish origin. It derives from the prefix "Mac", which means a male descendant of, and "Dubhghall", which is composed of the elements "dubh", which means black or dark, and "gall", which means a stranger. McDowell family history shows that this name was often given to Scandinavian Vikings, especially to distinguish the dark-haired Danish Vikings from the lighter-haired Norwegians. Alternate spellings are McDowall and MacDowell. Famous persons of either spelling include actress Andie MacDowell and actor Roddy McDowall. North Carolina and West Virginia each have a county named McDowell.

McDowell Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Eugene Mcdowell-- --, 1925July 26,1994IA
Beverly Mcdowell-- --, 1964August 8,2010GA
C John Mcdowell-- --, 1922January 3,2009CA
D Agnes Mcdowell-- --, 1920March 18,1993IN

McDowell Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Peirce Mcdowell-- --, 1913April 5,2002Claremont,CA
F Janice Mcdowell-- --, 1924April 16,2007Ringgold,LA
G Robert Mcdowell-- --, 1916October ,1977Coatesville,PA
H Francis Mcdowell-- --, 1916October 15,2004North East,MD

McDowell Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Donald McdowellLorene TaylorMarch 24,1976Wake, NC
Ernest McdowellDianne HoldenApril 6,2007Wake, NC
Frank McdowellEdna RawlsApril 2,1947Wake, NC
Richard McdowellMabel WhitakerSeptember 11,1937Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After McDowell

595th: Glenn596th: Medina
597th: Tanner598th: Orr
599th: Goldberg600th: Donovan
601st: Dickerson602nd: Boone
603rd: Conway604th: Katz

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