Dabbs Family History

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Dabbs Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from Dabb.

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

Similar surnames: Dabb, Babbs, Dobbs, Davis, Hobbs, Gibbs, Sabb, Nobbs, Abbs, Tibbs

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Dabbs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dabbs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dabbs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Dabbs Family Origin

Where is the Dabbs family from?

Dabbs Family Occupations

What did your Dabbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dabbs family was Laborer. The most common Dabbs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dabbs's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dabbs.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Dabbs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dabbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dabbs 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dabbs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dabbs. For the veterans among your Dabbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dabbs Life Expectancy

What is the average Dabbs lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dabbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dabbs in 1940 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dabbs 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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