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Dayton, Virginia

Dayton, VA  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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Dayton is in Rockingham County. The county seat is Harrisonburg.

Major ancestry groups reported by Dayton residents include:

· German - 32%
· English - 12%
· Irish - 8%
· Russian - 6%
· Mexican - 5%
· Dutch - 4%
· Scotch-Irish - 2%
· Ukrainian - 2%
· Swiss - 1%
· Scottish - 1%
· Polish - 1%
· Slovak - 1%
· Swedish - 1%
· Italian - 1%
· French (except Basque) - 1%
· Central American: - 1%
· Black or African American - 1%
· European - 1%
· Honduran - 1%

Former names for Dayton include:
· Rifetown
· Rifeville

For more detail about place names in the Dayton area, consult Virginia Place Names, Raus McDill Hanson
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