Durban Family History

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Durban Name Meaning

French: southern variant of Durbin. French: habitational name from any of various places called Durban, in Ariège, Aude, and Gers. In some cases, possibly German, from the personal name Urban, the initial d- having been acquired by a misdivision of Sankt Urban ‘St. Urban’.

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

Similar surnames: Urban, Durbin, Durben, Duran, Turman, Duba, Durand, Duron, Dorman

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Durban Family Origin

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Durban Family Occupations

What did your Durban 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 Durban. 24% of Durban men worked as a General Labourer and 92% of Durban women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durban were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • School Attendance Officer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Dressmaker
  • Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Durban Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Durban. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durban 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 716 immigration records available for the last name Durban. 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 Durban. For the veterans among your Durban ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durban Life Expectancy

What is the average Durban lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Durban life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Durban in 1964 was 54, and 78 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durban

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durban 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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