Dudgeon Family History

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Dudgeon Name Meaning

English and Scottish: of uncertain derivation, but possibly a metonymic occupational name for a turner or cutler; the word dudgeon denoted the wood (probably boxwood) used in the handles of knives and daggers in the Middle Ages. Alternatively, it could be a diminutive form of Dodge. The name was taken to northern Ireland in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Gudgeon, Pidgeon, Surgeon, Pigeon, Sturgeon, Trudgeon, Edgemon

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Dudgeon Family Origin

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Dudgeon Family Occupations

What did your Dudgeon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dudgeon. The most common Dudgeon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Dudgeon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dudgeon family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Dudgeon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dudgeon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dudgeon 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dudgeon. 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 Dudgeon. For the veterans among your Dudgeon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dudgeon Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dudgeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dudgeon in 1947 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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