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Dexter Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dyster ‘dyer’ (see Dyer).

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


Similar surnames: Jester, Center, Baxter, Reiter, Denier, Deaver, Dekker, Depner

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Dexter Family Origin

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Dexter Family Occupations

What did your Dexter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dexter family was Carpenter. The most common Dexter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Dexter's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dexter.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Dexter Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Dexter ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Dexter Life Expectancy

What is the average Dexter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Dexter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dexter in 1944 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dexter 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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