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Dolphin Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Duffin. The surname was taken to Ireland at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century, and the original bearers of the name settled in County Galway.

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


Similar surnames: Dauphin, Alphin, Gilpin, Golphin, Polin, Dolph, Dollman, Coppin

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Dolphin Family Origin

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Dolphin Family Occupations

What did your Dolphin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dolphin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Dolphin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dolphin family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Agent For Lobster... were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dolphin.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Agent For Lobster...

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Dolphin Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dolphin Life Expectancy

What is the average Dolphin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dolphin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dolphin in 1953 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dolphin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dolphin 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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