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Dedon Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of the French habitational name Dedun, denoting someone from any of the various places named Dun, for example in Cher, Indre, and Meuse. According to Morlet, the habitational name is derived from Gallic dunum ‘hill’, later ‘fortress’.

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


Similar surnames: Dundon, Dean, Devon, Deon, Delon, Degon, Dedo, Weedon, Dejohn, Leon

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Where is the Dedon family from?

You can see how Dedon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dedon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dedon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Dedon families living in Lancashire. This was about 66% of all the recorded Dedon's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Dedon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dedon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dedon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dedon. 32% of Dedon men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Dedon women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dedon were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Painter
    19%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • New Worker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dedon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dedon 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 193 immigration records available for the last name Dedon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 289 military records available for the last name Dedon. For the veterans among your Dedon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dedon lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Dedon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dedon in 1967 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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