Dukes Family History

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Dukes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Duke 1 or 2.

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

Similar surnames: Jukes, Duke, Dokes, Tukes, Dikes, Dykes, Burkes, Eckes, Ducker, Duet

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Dukes Family Origin

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Dukes Family Occupations

What did your Dukes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dukes family was Farmer. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dukes. The most common Dukes occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Dukes's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • General Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Dukes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dukes Life Expectancy

What is the average Dukes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dukes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dukes in 1943 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dukes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dukes 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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