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Doysdale Family History

Doysdale Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Drysdale, Lonsdale, Dinsdale, Dimsdale, Dowdall, Doyle, Dugdale

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Where is the Doysdale family from?

You can see how Doysdale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doysdale family name was found in Scotland between 1841 and 1901. The most Doysdale families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there was 1 Doysdale family living in Dunbartonshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Doysdale's in Scotland. Dunbartonshire had the highest population of Doysdale families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doysdale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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

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Census Records

There are 64 census records available for the last name Doysdale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doysdale 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 43 immigration records available for the last name Doysdale. 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 8 military records available for the last name Doysdale. For the veterans among your Doysdale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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