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Dods Family History

Dods Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of Dodd.

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


Similar surnames: Dodds, Dowds, Douds, Dole, Dodge, Bonds, Dock, Dome, Dodd, Dowd

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Where is the Dods family from?

You can see how Dods families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dods family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dods families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 5 Dods families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Dods's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dods families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dods surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dods ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dods. 24% of Dods men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Dods women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dods were Salesman and Secretary. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Trucking
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dods. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dods census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dods. 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 922 military records available for the last name Dods. For the veterans among your Dods ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dods lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dods life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dods in 1959 was 52, and 89 in 2004.

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