Dockstader Family History

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Dockstader Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a landing, from Middle German docke ‘dock’ + stade ‘embankment’, ‘shore’, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. In some cases, it may have been an occupational name for a docker, since stade also denoted a granary or warehouse.

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

Similar surnames: Stader, Hochstatter, Doster, Poster, Locker, Dokter, Stockslager

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Dockstader Family Origin

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Dockstader Family Occupations

What did your Dockstader ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Clerk In Store and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dockstader. A less common occupation for the Dockstader family was Retired Farmer. The most common Dockstader occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Dockstader's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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

Dockstader Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dockstader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dockstader 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dockstader. 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 Dockstader. For the veterans among your Dockstader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dockstader Life Expectancy

What is the average Dockstader lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dockstader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dockstader in 1954 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dockstader

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dockstader 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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