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Dart Family History

Dart Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a settlement on the river Dart in Devon, which is named from a British term meaning ‘oak’ and is thus a cognate of Darwin 2. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of arrows, from Middle English dart (from Old French darde).

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Cart, Mart, Daft, Bart, Dark, Tart, Warth, Day, Darr

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Where is the Dart family from?

You can see how Dart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dart family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dart families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 48 Dart families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Dart's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dart families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dart surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dart. 18% of Dart men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Dart women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dart were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Dart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dart 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dart. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dart. For the veterans among your Dart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dart lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dart in 1947 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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