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Dougall Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Antrim): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill (see McDougall ).

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


Similar surnames: Mcdougall, Dugal, Duvall, Drugan, Dougal, Donald, Mcdougald, Douglas

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Where is the Dougall family from?

You can see how Dougall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dougall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dougall families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 80 Dougall families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Dougall's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dougall families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dougall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dougall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dougall. 34% of Dougall men worked as a Motor Driver and 81% of Dougall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dougall were Plumber and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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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

  • Motor Driver
    34%
  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Plumber
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Dougall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dougall 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Dougall. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dougall. For the veterans among your Dougall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dougall lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dougall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Dougall in 1956 was 59, and 59 in 2004.

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