Dodge Family History

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Dodge Name Meaning

from the Middle English personal name Dogge, a pet form of Roger. possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge ‘dog’ (Old English docga, dogga).

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

Similar surnames: Hodge, Lodge, Dodgen, Dole, Dade, Dodd, Loge, Dede, Dobie, Budge

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Dodge Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dodge name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Dodge Family Origin

Where is the Dodge family from?

Dodge Family Occupations

What did your Dodge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Merchant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dodge. A less common occupation for the Dodge family was Labourer. The most common Dodge occupation in Canada was Farmer. 49% of Dodge's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Blacksmith

  • Labourer


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

Dodge Historical Records

What Dodge family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 197,000 census records available for the last name Dodge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dodge 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Dodge. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Dodge. For the veterans among your Dodge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dodge Life Expectancy

What is the average Dodge lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dodge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dodge in 1943 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dodge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dodge 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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