Dove Name Meaning

English: from Middle English dove, Old English dufe ‘dove’ (or perhaps occasionally from the Old Norse cognate dúfa), applied as a nickname for a mild and gentle person or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves. The Old English word was used as a personal name for either sex in the early Middle English period, and the surname at least in part derives from this use. Scottish: translation of Mac Calmáin (see Coleman 1). Scottish: variant of Duff. North German: nickname for a deaf or dull man, Middle Low German dof.

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


Similar surnames: Doe, Love, Dore, Mole, Dole, Bove, Dover, Pope, Dome, Hove

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Dove Family Origin

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Dove Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Dove occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Dove's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dove. A less common occupation for the Dove family was Bricklayer.

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Dove Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Dove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dove in 1943 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dove

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