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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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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Dexter Historical Records

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Dexter Life Expectancy

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