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Dede Name Meaning

English: variant of Dade North German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name for instance Dietlieb using only the first part diet ‘people’. Italian (Lombardy): patronymic with fused preposition de ‘of’ from the personal name De a short form of names such as Amadeo . Hungarian: from a pet form of the old personal name Déd. French: unexplained. This surname which is very rare in France is also found in Guadeloupe and Guyane. Albanian: from a vernacular short form of the personal name Domenik (see Dominick ).7: Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from dede ‘grandfather old man’ also used as a title for a saintly dervish.8: West African (Ghana): Akan name of unexplained etymology.9: East African (Tanzania Kenya): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Dade, Ede, Diede, Fede, Doede, Dee, Dedo, Pee, Duke, Dole

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Where is the Dede family from?

You can see how Dede families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dede family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dede families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Dede families living in Louisiana. This was about 53% of all the recorded Dede's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Dede families in 1880.
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What did your Dede ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dede. 37% of Dede men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Dede women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dede were Machinist and Cook. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laundress
  • Waitress
  • Clerical
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 865 immigration records available for the last name Dede. 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 552 military records available for the last name Dede. For the veterans among your Dede ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dede lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dede life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dede in 1962 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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