Debus Family History

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Debus Name Meaning

German: from a personal name, a much altered variant of Matthäus (see Matthew). French: habitational name, with the preposition de ‘from’, for someone from any of various places named Bus (from a regional form of bois ‘wood’) in Eure, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme.

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

Similar surnames: Debes, Debs, Deus, Delos, Lebus, Demus, Debusk, Debo, Debutts, Deis

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Debus Family Origin

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Debus Family Occupations

What did your Debus ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Engraver, Hotel Waiter and Refreshment Contractor Employing 9 Men were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Debus. A less common occupation for the Debus family was Skin Dealer (Mer). The most common Debus occupation in the UK was Engraver. 14% of Debus's were Engravers.

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  • Engraver

  • Hotel Waiter

  • Refreshment Contractor Employing 9 Men

  • Skin Dealer (Mer)


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

Debus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Debus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Debus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Debus. For the veterans among your Debus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Debus Life Expectancy

What is the average Debus lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Debus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Debus in 1955 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Debus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Debus ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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