Dawdy Family History

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Dawdy Name Meaning

Possibly Irish, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhda, which has usually been Anglicized as O’Dowd (see Dowd), but also as Dowda and Duddy, forms which preserve the final vowel.

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

Similar surnames: Drawdy, Duddy, Day, Dowdy, Deady, Daly, Lawry, Andy, Dady, Dowda

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Dawdy Family Origin

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Dawdy Family Occupations

What did your Dawdy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dawdy family was Burning Lime. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dawdy. The most common Dawdy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 66% of Dawdy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Burning Lime


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

Dawdy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dawdy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dawdy 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 329 immigration records available for the last name Dawdy. 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 Dawdy. For the veterans among your Dawdy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dawdy Life Expectancy

What is the average Dawdy lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dawdy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Dawdy in 1962 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dawdy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dawdy 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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