Dekalb Family History

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Dekalb Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Dekalb Family Origin

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Dekalb Family Occupations

What did your Dekalb ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Oil Cloth Printer

    10%
  • Tailer

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dekalb family was Tailer. Farmer, Carpenter and Oil Cloth Printer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dekalb. The most common Dekalb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Dekalb's were Farmers.

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Dekalb Historical Records

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Dekalb Life Expectancy

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