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Dexter Family History

Dexter Name Meaning
English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dyster ‘dyer’ (see Dyer).

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

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131,725 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,280 Military Records
9,575 Immigration Records
94,423 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Dexter Families

  • Number of Dexter families
     138 - 273
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dexter families
     192 - 381
     65 - 191
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dexter families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dexter census records

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Dexter Family Origin

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Dexter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dexter

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Dexter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dexter census records

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Dexter Civil War Service Records

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