Dunavant Family History

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Dunavant Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Donovan.

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

Similar surnames: Dunnavant, Dunevant, Dunavan, Donavan, Dunivan, Dunavin, Dunivant

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Dunavant Family Origin

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Dunavant Family Occupations

What did your Dunavant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dunavant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Dunavant's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunavant family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunavant.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Dunavant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dunavant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunavant 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 83 immigration records available for the last name Dunavant. 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 795 military records available for the last name Dunavant. For the veterans among your Dunavant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunavant Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunavant lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dunavant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dunavant in 1956 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunavant

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