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Dekalb Family History

Dekalb Name Meaning

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

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4,886 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
756 Military Records
57 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Dekalb Families

  • Number of Dekalb families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dekalb last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dekalb last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dekalb census records

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Dekalb Family Origin

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Dekalb Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dekalb

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Dekalb Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dekalb census records

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Dekalb Civil War Service Records

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