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Duval Name Meaning

French Walloon Breton (of French origin) and Haitian: topographic name for someone ‘from the valley’ from (Old) French val ‘valley’ (see Val ) with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’; or a habitational name for someone from Le Val the name of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia) named with this word. This surname is also established in the Dominican Republic. It is also found England where it is in part of Huguenot origin. Compare Devall Deville and Duvall . English: perhaps from a diminutive of the Old English female personal name Dūfe (see Dove ).

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

Similar surnames: Duvall, Dutil, Devall, Dumas, Ducas, Dulac, Dugal, Dura, Duman, Duba

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Where is the Duval family from?

You can see how Duval families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duval family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duval families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Duval families living in Virginia. This was about 21% of all the recorded Duval's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Duval families in 1840.
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What did your Duval ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Duval. 18% of Duval men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Duval women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duval were Truck Driver 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Duval. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duval 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Duval. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Duval. For the veterans among your Duval ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duval lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Duval life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Duval in 1944 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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