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Douglas Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Douglas from their situation on a river named with Gaelic dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + glas ‘stream’ (a derivative of glas ‘blue’). There are several localities in Scotland and Ireland so named, but the one from which the surname is derived in most if not all cases is 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

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


Similar surnames: Dallas, Douglass, Dugan, Hougham, Dolak, Moulis, Dollar, Dugal

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Douglas Family Origin

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Douglas Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Douglas family was Annuitant. The most common Douglas occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Douglas's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Douglas.

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Famous Douglas Family

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