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Doud Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Dowd 1. Muslim: variant of Daoud.

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


Similar surnames: Douds, Dowd, Dodd, Doody, Dowds, Loudy, Doup, Daoud, Loud, Doudna

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Where is the Doud family from?

You can see how Doud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doud families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Doud families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Doud's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Doud families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doud surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doud ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doud. 26% of Doud men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Doud women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doud were Clerk and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Doud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doud 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 Doud. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Doud. For the veterans among your Doud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doud lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Doud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Doud in 1950 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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