Dignam Family History

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Dignam Name Meaning

Irish: see Dignan. English: of uncertain derivation. Perhaps, as Reaney suggests, a habitational name for someone from Dagenham, formerly in Essex, now in Greater London, which gets its name from an Old English personal name Dæcca + genitive -n + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Debnam, Higham, Winham, Isham, Dinan, Mina, Wignall, Dial, Disney

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Dignam Family Origin

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Dignam Family Occupations

What did your Dignam ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Salesman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dignam. A less common occupation for the Dignam family was Servant. The most common Dignam occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Dignam's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Salesman

    27%
  • Labourer

    18%
  • Servant

    18%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dignam ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dignam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dignam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dignam 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dignam. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dignam. For the veterans among your Dignam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dignam Life Expectancy

What is the average Dignam lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dignam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dignam in 1963 was 72, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dignam 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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