Duval Family History

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Duval Name Meaning

French: topographic name from Old French du val ‘from the valley’ (from Latin vallis). English: variant of Duvall 1.

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

Similar surnames: Duvall, Dutil, Devall, Dumas, Ducas, Dulac, Dugal, Dura, Duman, Duba

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Duval Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Duval name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Duval. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Duval Family Origin

Where is the Duval family from?

Duval Family Occupations

What did your Duval ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Duval occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Duval's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Duval family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duval.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Duval Historical Records

What Duval family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Duval. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duval 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Duval. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Duval. For the veterans among your Duval ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duval Life Expectancy

What is the average Duval lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Duval life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Duval in 1944 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duval

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duval 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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