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Ds Family History

Ds Name 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: Du, Das, Do, De, Dy, Ji, Lu, Yu, Ku, Li

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Where is the Ds family from?

Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Ds ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Domestic Servant was the top reported job for people in the UK named Ds. 50% of Ds women worked as a 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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ds 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 444 immigration records available for the last name Ds. 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 174 military records available for the last name Ds. For the veterans among your Ds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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