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Dexter Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dyster ‘dyer’ (see Dyer).

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


Similar surnames: Jester, Center, Baxter, Reiter, Denier, Deaver, Dekker, Depner

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Dexter Family Origin

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Dexter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Student

    9%
  • Carpenter

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dexter family was Carpenter. The most common Dexter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 12% of Dexter's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dexter.

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Dexter Life Expectancy

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