Dumas Family History

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Dumas Name Meaning

Southern French: topographic name, with fused preposition and definite article du, for someone who lived in an isolated dwelling in the country rather than in a village, from Occitan mas ‘farmstead’, from Late Latin mansum, mansus.

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


Similar surnames: Ducas, Duman, Dubas, Dugas, Dulac, Damas, Duray, Delmas, Duca, Dumais

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Dumas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dumas name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    35%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • France

    15%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    6%

  • Benin/Togo

    5%

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Dumas Family Origin

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Dumas Family Occupations

What did your Dumas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dumas. A less common occupation for the Dumas family was Going To School. The most common Dumas occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Dumas's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • Going To School

    3%

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

Dumas Historical Records

What Dumas family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Dumas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dumas 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Dumas. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Dumas. For the veterans among your Dumas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dumas Life Expectancy

What is the average Dumas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dumas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dumas in 1944 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dumas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dumas 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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