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Dark Family History

Dark Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Middle English darke, Old English deorc ‘dark’. In England, the surname is most frequent in the West Country.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Lark, Park, Dart, Bark, Hark, Wark, Sark, Dack, Durk

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Where is the Dark family from?

You can see how Dark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dark families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Dark families living in Tennessee. This was about 19% of all the recorded Dark's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Dark families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dark surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dark ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dark. 22% of Dark men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Dark women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dark were Salesman and 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Dark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dark 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dark. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Dark. For the veterans among your Dark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dark lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dark in 1943 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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