Decatur Family History

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Decatur Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch de Caters, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tomcat (see Kater).

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


Similar surnames: Deaver, De Turk, Delair, Ducat, Debates, Decoux, Decamp, Demato

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Decatur Family Origin

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Decatur Family Occupations

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  • Hotel Keeper

    50%
  • Solicitor

    50%

In 1881, the most common Decatur occupation in Canada was Hotel Keeper. 50% of Decatur's were Hotel Keepers. Hotel Keeper and Solicitor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Decatur.

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Decatur Life Expectancy

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