Douglas Family History

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Douglas Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Douglas from their situation on a river named with Gaelic dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + glas ‘stream’ (a derivative of glas ‘blue’). There are several localities in Scotland and Ireland so named, but the one from which the surname is derived in most if not all cases is 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

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

Similar surnames: Dallas, Douglass, Dugan, Hougham, Dolak, Moulis, Dollar, Dugal

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Douglas Family Origin

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Douglas Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Douglas. 35% of Douglas men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Douglas women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Douglas were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Douglas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 631,000 census records available for the last name Douglas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Douglas 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 115,000 immigration records available for the last name Douglas. 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 121,000 military records available for the last name Douglas. For the veterans among your Douglas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Douglas Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Douglas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Douglas in 1941 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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