Duty Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a Americanized spelling of French Duthie or Dutey, both variants of Dutil, or a translation of French Dudevoir, which is probably a dit-name in origin, from one of the regiments that served in New France, perhaps a nickname for someone obsessed with duty.

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


Similar surnames: Dury, Duke, Duey, Luty, Dugay, Duttry, Douty, Doty, Dutt, Dory

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Duty Family Origin

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Duty Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Duty family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duty. The most common Duty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Duty's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Duty | Data not to scale

Duty Historical Records

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Duty Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Duty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Duty in 1945 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duty

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