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Dolphin Family History

Dolphin Name Meaning
English and Irish: variant of Duffin. The surname was taken to Ireland at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century, and the original bearers of the name settled in County Galway.

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

137,116 Historical Documents with Dolphin on Ancestry.com
40,986 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,135 Military Records
20,029 Immigration Records
28,285 Census and Voter Lists
44,681 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dolphin Families

  • Number of Dolphin families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dolphin families
     145 - 287
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dolphin families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dolphin Family Origin

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Dolphin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dolphin

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Dolphin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dolphin census records

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Dolphin Civil War Service Records

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