Dove Family History

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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

What did your Dove ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dove. 9% of Dove men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Dove women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dove were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

Dove Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 118,000 census records available for the last name Dove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dove 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dove. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Dove. For the veterans among your Dove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dove Life Expectancy

What is the average Dove lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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