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Douma Family History

Douma Name Meaning

West Frisian: patronymic formed with the suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’ from the Old Frisian personal name Douw(o) from a word meaning ‘pigeon’.

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


Similar surnames: Douse, Bouma, Duda, Dorman, Dome, Popma, Donna, Bosma, Cosma, Drum

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Where is the Douma family from?

You can see how Douma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Douma family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Douma families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Douma families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Douma's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Douma families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Douma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Douma ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Douma. 100% of Douma men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Douma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Douma census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 677 immigration records available for the last name Douma. 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 Cards

There are 254 military records available for the last name Douma. For the veterans among your Douma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Douma lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Douma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Douma in 1945 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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