Duty Family History

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Duty Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a Americanized spelling of French Duthie or Dutey, both variants of Dutil, or a translation of French Dudevoir, which is probably a dit-name in origin, from one of the regiments that served in New France, perhaps a nickname for someone obsessed with duty.

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

Similar surnames: Dury, Duke, Duey, Luty, Dugay, Duttry, Douty, Doty, Dutt, Dory

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Duty Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Duty name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Duty. 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


  • Italy


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Duty Family Origin

Where is the Duty family from?

Duty Family Occupations

What did your Duty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duty. The most common Duty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Duty's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Duty family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Duty Historical Records

What Duty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Duty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duty 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 683 immigration records available for the last name Duty. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Duty. For the veterans among your Duty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duty Life Expectancy

What is the average Duty lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Duty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Duty in 1945 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duty 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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