Dark Family History

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Dark Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Middle English darke, Old English deorc ‘dark’. In England, the surname is most frequent in the West Country.

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


Similar surnames: Mark, Lark, Park, Dart, Bark, Hark, Wark, Sark, Dack, Durk

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Dark Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dark name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    62%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    2%

  • Norway

    2%

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Dark Family Origin

Where is the Dark family from?

Dark Family Occupations

What did your Dark ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dark. A less common occupation for the Dark family was Coal Miner. The most common Dark occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Dark's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

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

Dark Historical Records

What Dark family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Dark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dark 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 Dark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Dark. For the veterans among your Dark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dark Life Expectancy

What is the average Dark lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dark in 1943 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dark

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dark 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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