Dexter Family History

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Dexter Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dyster ‘dyer’ (see Dyer).

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


Similar surnames: Jester, Center, Baxter, Reiter, Denier, Deaver, Dekker, Depner

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Dexter Family Origin

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Dexter Family Occupations

What did your Dexter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dexter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Dexter's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dexter. A less common occupation for the Dexter family was Blacksmith.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Dexter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dexter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dexter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Dexter

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dexter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dexter. For the veterans among your Dexter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dexter Life Expectancy

What is the average Dexter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dexter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dexter in 1944 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dexter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dexter 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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