Dabney Family History

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Dabney Name Meaning

English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): altered form of French d’Aubigné, a habitational name for someone from any of the various places in northern France called Aubigny or Aubigné, named with the Romano-Gallic personal name Albinius (a derivative of Latin albus ‘white’; compare Alban and Albin) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Darney, Abney, Marney, Dayley, Dorney, Radney, Danner, Adney, Barney

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Dabney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dabney name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Dabney Family Origin

Where is the Dabney family from?

Dabney Family Occupations

What did your Dabney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dabney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Dabney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Dabney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Dabney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dabney 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 Dabney. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dabney. For the veterans among your Dabney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dabney Life Expectancy

What is the average Dabney lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dabney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dabney in 1948 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dabney 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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