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Double Family History

Double Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French doubel ‘twin’ (literally ‘double’, from Late Latin duplus, classical Latin duplex, from du(o) ‘two’ + plek, a root meaning ‘fold’).

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


Similar surnames: Doble, Noble, Dole, Dube, Deeble, Boule, Houle, Soule, Womble, Duble

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Where is the Double family from?

You can see how Double families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Double family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Double families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Double families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 45% of all the recorded Double's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Double families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Double surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Double ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Double. 42% of Double men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Double women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Double were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    42%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • School Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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What Double family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Double. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Double 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Double. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Double. For the veterans among your Double ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Double lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Double life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Double in 1952 was 71, and 77 in 2004.

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