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Decatur Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch de Caters, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tomcat (see Kater).

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


Similar surnames: Deaver, De Turk, Delair, Ducat, Debates, Decoux, Decamp, Demato

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Decatur Family Origin

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Decatur Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    8%

In 1880, the most common Decatur occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Decatur's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Decatur. A less common occupation for the Decatur family was Carpenter.

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Decatur Life Expectancy

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