Dinwiddie Family History

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Dinwiddie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name for someone from Dinwoodie near Dumfries. The place name is of uncertain derivation; it is first recorded in 1296 in the form Dinwithie, Dunwythye (then later 1482 Donwethy, 1503 Dunwedy, 1578 Dumwiddie) and is probably named with British words that are ancestors of Welsh din ‘forest’ + gwydd ‘shrubs’, ‘bushes’.

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

Similar surnames: Weddle, Linville, Hindle, Dinsdale, Sinicki, Dingle, Missildine

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Dinwiddie Family Origin

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Dinwiddie Family Occupations

What did your Dinwiddie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dinwiddie family was Coml Clerk. The most common Dinwiddie occupation in the UK was Farmer. 19% of Dinwiddie's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dinwiddie.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Clerk

  • Coml Clerk


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

Dinwiddie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dinwiddie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dinwiddie 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 746 immigration records available for the last name Dinwiddie. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dinwiddie. For the veterans among your Dinwiddie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dinwiddie Life Expectancy

What is the average Dinwiddie lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dinwiddie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dinwiddie in 1954 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dinwiddie 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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