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Dozier Name Meaning

Altered form of French Dauge or Daugé or perhaps of some other similar surname. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Variant of Doshier a surname of German origin. In some cases possibly also French: from Old French osier ‘osier willow’ with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’ applied as a topographic name for someone who lived near a plantation of willows.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cozier, Doster, Delozier, Rodier, Denier, Cazier, Dier, Dormer

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Where is the Dozier family from?

You can see how Dozier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dozier family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Dozier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 40 Dozier families living in North Carolina. This was about 34% of all the recorded Dozier's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Dozier families in 1840.
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What did your Dozier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dozier. 22% of Dozier men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Dozier women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dozier were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
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What is the average Dozier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dozier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dozier in 1941 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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