Dignam Family History

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Dignam Name Meaning

Irish: see Dignan. English: of uncertain derivation. Perhaps, as Reaney suggests, a habitational name for someone from Dagenham, formerly in Essex, now in Greater London, which gets its name from an Old English personal name Dæcca + genitive -n + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Debnam, Higham, Winham, Isham, Dinan, Mina, Wignall, Dial, Disney

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Dignam Family Origin

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Dignam Family Occupations

What did your Dignam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dignam. 60% of Dignam men worked as a Motor Driver and 93% of Dignam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dignam were Builders Labourer and Housekeeper (retired)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driver
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Winder
  • Housekeeper (retired)

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

Dignam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dignam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dignam 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 Dignam. 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 723 military records available for the last name Dignam. For the veterans among your Dignam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dignam Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dignam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dignam in 1963 was 72, and 87 in 2004.

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