Dabney Family History

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Dabney Name Meaning

English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): altered form of French d’Aubigné, a habitational name for someone from any of the various places in northern France called Aubigny or Aubigné, named with the Romano-Gallic personal name Albinius (a derivative of Latin albus ‘white’; compare Alban and Albin) + the locative suffix -acum.

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


Similar surnames: Darney, Abney, Marney, Dayley, Dorney, Radney, Danner, Adney, Barney

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Dabney Family Origin

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Dabney Family Occupations

What did your Dabney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dabney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Dabney's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dabney. A less common occupation for the Dabney family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Dabney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dabney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dabney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dabney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dabney. For the veterans among your Dabney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dabney Life Expectancy

What is the average Dabney lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dabney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dabney in 1948 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dabney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dabney 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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