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Dark Family History

Dark Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Middle English darke, Old English deorc ‘dark’. In England, the surname is most frequent in the West Country.

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

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42,548 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,256 Military Records
3,136 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Dark Families

  • Number of Dark families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dark families
     109 - 216
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dark families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dark census records

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Dark Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Dark families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Dark Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Dark families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dark

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dark Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dark census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Dark ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Dark Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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