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Dash Family History

Dash Name Meaning

English: variant of Ash with fused Old French preposition d(e) ‘of from’ a topographic name for someone who lived near an ash tree or a habitational name from a place called with the Old English word æsc such as Ash in Derbyshire Devon Dorset Herefordshire Kent Shropshire Somerset and Surrey and Ashe in Devon and Hampshire. Compare Nash . English: nickname perhaps from Middle English dasch(e) dassh(e) daish ‘violent or sharp blow’. Americanized form of German Dasch . Indian: variant of Das .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Nash, Ash, Tash, Rash, Gash, Mash, Cash, Bash, Rush, Pash

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Where is the Dash family from?

You can see how Dash families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dash family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dash families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 124 Dash families living in Hampshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Dash's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Dash families in 1891.
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What did your Dash ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dash. 11% of Dash men worked as a Carpenter and 74% of Dash women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dash were Farm Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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 1939

  • Carpenter
  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dash. For the veterans among your Dash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dash lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dash in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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