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Dube Name Meaning

French (Dubé): of uncertain origin. It may be a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Le Bec, which are named either from Gaulish becco ‘high ground’ or from Germanic bec ‘stream’ (see Beck). Breton: nickname meaning ‘pigeon’. Eastern German, Sorbian, or other Slavic: from Sorbian or Slavic dub ‘oak’, hence a nickname for a strong or solid man, a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent oak or in an area where oak trees were abundant, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example Dubá or Doubé, both frequent Czech place names. North German: variant of Duwe. Indian (northern states); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu (Brahman) name meaning ‘one who knows (or has studied) two Vedas’, from Sanskrit dvivedi ‘one who knows two Vedas’, from dvi ‘two’ + veda ‘Veda’, ‘knowledge’. This name is a cognate of Gujarati Dave.

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

Similar surnames: Duke, Due, Dub, Duwe, Rube, Duby, Duhe, Mule, Daube, Duin

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Where is the Dube family from?

You can see how Dube families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dube family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dube families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Dube family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Dube's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Dube families in 1840.
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What did your Dube ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dube. 16% of Dube men worked as a Laborer and 5% of Dube women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dube were Salesman 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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stitcher
  • Housework
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Dube. For the veterans among your Dube ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dube lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dube life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dube in 1946 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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