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Dodge Family History

Dodge Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Dodge a pet form of Roger rhymed with Rodge and Hodge.

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


Similar surnames: Hodge, Lodge, Dodgen, Dole, Dade, Dodd, Loge, Dede, Dobie, Budge

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Where is the Dodge family from?

You can see how Dodge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dodge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dodge families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 326 Dodge families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Dodge's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dodge families in 1840.
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What did your Dodge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dodge. 12% of Dodge men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dodge women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dodge were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 197,000 census records available for the last name Dodge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dodge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Dodge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 62,000 military records available for the last name Dodge. For the veterans among your Dodge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dodge lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dodge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dodge in 1943 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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