Douson Family History

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Douson Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Dobson, Dowson, Dolson, Donson, Dotson, Dopson, Dodson, Cousin

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Douson Family Origin

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Douson Family Occupations

What did your Douson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hotel Porter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Douson. 34% of Douson men worked as a Hotel Porter and 50% of Douson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Douson were School Teacher and Retired Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hotel Porter
    34%
  • Mechanical Engineer
    34%
  • School Teacher
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Cook At School Canteen
    25%
  • Retired Housewife
    25%

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

Douson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 378 census records available for the last name Douson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Douson 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 67 immigration records available for the last name Douson. 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 28 military records available for the last name Douson. For the veterans among your Douson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Douson Life Expectancy

What is the average Douson lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Douson 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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