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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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Where is the Dabney family from?

You can see how Dabney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dabney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dabney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 35 Dabney families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Dabney's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Dabney families in 1840.
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What did your Dabney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dabney. 25% of Dabney men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Dabney women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dabney were Janitor and Housework.

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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
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Laundress
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 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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There are 7,000 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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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.

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