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Dash Family History

Dash Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an ash tree, or a habitational name from a place named with the Old English word æsc (see Ash). The Anglo-Norman French preposition de ‘of’, ‘from’ has become fused to the name. Americanized spelling of German Dasch. Indian: variant of Das.

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

Similar surnames: Nash, Ash, Tash, Rash, Gash, Mash, Cash, Bash, Rush, Pash

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Where is the Dash family from?

You can see how Dash families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dash family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dash families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 27 Dash families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Dash's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dash families in 1911.
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What did your Dash ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dash. 47% of Dash men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Dash women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dash were Laborer and Clerk.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Sarvent
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Dash. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dash census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dash. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dash. For the veterans among your Dash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dash lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dash in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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