August Family History

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August Name Meaning

From the German, Dutch, and Scandinavian personal name August (vernacular form of the classical and medieval Latin personal name Augustus) or Americanized form of French Auguste or some other European cognate. Translation of a European surname acquired with reference to the month of August, which was named after the Roman Emperor Augustus (63 bc–ad 14). There were various connections between the month and the surname: for example, derivation from a baptismal name given to a child or a convert who was baptized in August. August is not found as a personal name or a native surname in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Augustus, Auguste, Augusto, Gust, Angus, Gast, Augustin, Agosto

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August Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the August name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name August. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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August Family Origin

Where is the August family from?

August Family Occupations

What did your August ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the August family was Carpenter. The most common August occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of August's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by August.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your August ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

August Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name August. Like a window into their day-to-day life, August census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name August. 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 Card

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name August. For the veterans among your August ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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August Life Expectancy

What is the average August lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, August life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for August in 1945 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your August ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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