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Darius Name Meaning

French: from the Late Latin personal name Darius, Greek Dareios, which was borne by various kings of ancient Persia, including Darius I (522–486 bc). The ancient Persian form of the name was Darayavahush, meaning ‘possessor’, from daraya(miy) ‘possess’, ‘maintain’ + vahu ‘good’, ‘well’. This became accepted as a Christian name in medieval Europe in honor of a saint martyred at Nicaea at an uncertain date.

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

Similar surnames: Paris, Aries, Danis, Duris, Doris, Maris, Caris, Marcus, Arias, Garis

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You can see how Darius families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Darius family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Darius families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Darius family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Darius's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Darius families in 1840.
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What did your Darius ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Darius. 50% of Darius women worked as a Seamstress.

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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

  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 276 immigration records available for the last name Darius. 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 314 military records available for the last name Darius. For the veterans among your Darius ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Darius lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Darius life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Darius in 1960 was 34, and 45 in 2004.

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