Dauphin Family History

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Dauphin Name Meaning

French: from a medieval personal name (Latin Delphinus, from delphis ‘dolphin’). This name was borne by a 4th-century saint who was bishop of Bordeaux, and from the early 12th century it was in use as a hereditary personal name in the family of the counts of Albon, so that it soon came to be used as a title and led to their territory (capital Grenoble) being known as the Dauphiné. When it became part of the Kingdom of France in 1349, the title of dauphin thereafter denoted the heir-apparent to the throne, and it is possible that in some cases this is the origin of the surname, either denoting a member of the Dauphin’s household or applied as a nickname in the sense of ‘prince’.

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

Similar surnames: Dauphine, Maudlin, Darwin, Papin, Dolphin, Dupin, Duin, Dubin

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Dauphin Family Origin

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Dauphin Family Occupations

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In 1939, Shop Manager Confectionery tobacco and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dauphin.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Shop Manager Confectionery tobacco

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dauphin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dauphin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dauphin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dauphin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dauphin. For the veterans among your Dauphin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dauphin Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dauphin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dauphin in 1946 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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