Eugene Family History

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Eugene Name Meaning

French (Eugène): from the personal name Eugène (Latin Eugenius, from Greek Eugenios meaning ‘well-born’, ‘noble’). This was borne by a 3rd-century bishop and martyr, who gave the personal name some currency during the Middle Ages. In some cases it may also represent an Americanized form of a Greek patronymic family name of this origin, for example Eugeniadis or Eugenidis.

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

Similar surnames: Nugent, Engen, Engel, Ellen, Gene, Eggen, Eiben, Neuens, Geno, Ellena

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Eugene Family Origin

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Eugene Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eugene family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eugene. The most common Eugene occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Eugene's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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Eugene Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Eugene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eugene 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Eugene. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Eugene. For the veterans among your Eugene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eugene Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Eugene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Eugene in 1949 was 27, and 60 in 2004.

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