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Douglass Family History

Douglass Name Meaning
Scottish: variant spelling of Douglas.

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

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210,585 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
33,114 Military Records
11,969 Immigration Records
195,758 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Douglass Families

  • Number of Douglass families
     197 - 392
     66 - 196
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Douglass families
     286 - 569
     96 - 285
     1 - 95
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Douglass families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Douglass census records

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Douglass Family Origin

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Douglass Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Douglass 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 Douglass

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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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Douglass Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Douglass census records

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Douglass Civil War Service Records

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