Dredge Family History

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Dredge Name Meaning

English: from Old French dragie, dragé ‘mixture of grains sown together’, hence probably an metonymic occupational name for a farmer or a grain merchant.

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

Similar surnames: Sledge, Bridge, Rudge, Dede, Doede, Drage, Edge, Dodge, Trede, Wedge

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Dredge Family Origin

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Dredge Family Occupations

What did your Dredge ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dredge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Dredge's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dredge family was Capt. Schooner Mary. Farmer, Farming and Attorney & Conveyancer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dredge.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Attorney & Conveyancer

  • Capt. Schooner Mary


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dredge ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dredge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Dredge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dredge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dredge. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dredge. For the veterans among your Dredge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dredge Life Expectancy

What is the average Dredge lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dredge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dredge in 1963 was 87, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dredge 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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