Duty Family History

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Duty Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a Americanized spelling of French Duthie or Dutey, both variants of Dutil, or a translation of French Dudevoir, which is probably a dit-name in origin, from one of the regiments that served in New France, perhaps a nickname for someone obsessed with duty.

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

Similar surnames: Dury, Duke, Duey, Luty, Dugay, Duttry, Douty, Doty, Dutt, Dory

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Duty Family Origin

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Duty Family Occupations

What did your Duty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gents Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Duty. 9% of Duty men worked as a Gents Hairdresser and 57% of Duty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duty were Builders Labourer and Cleaner heavy Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gents Hairdresser
  • Working Farmer
  • Builders Lab
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • (orphan) Domestic Help Pens
  • Asst Roller
  • Cleaner heavy Worker

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

Duty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Duty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duty 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 683 immigration records available for the last name Duty. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Duty. For the veterans among your Duty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duty Life Expectancy

What is the average Duty lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Duty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Duty in 1945 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duty 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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