Dechant Family History

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Dechant Name Meaning

German: occupational name for the master of a guild or the supervisor of a ecclesiastical or secular administrative unit, from Middle High German techant, dechent ‘one in charge of ten men’ (Latin decanus). French (also De Chant): of uncertain derivation; perhaps an altered spelling of Deschamps (see Champ).

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


Similar surnames: Dechert, Merchant, Drabant, Descant, Derman, De Hart, Ducat, Chant

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Dechant Family Origin

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Dechant Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Brick Mason

    11%
  • Butcher

    11%
  • Minister

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Dechant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Dechant's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick Mason and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dechant. A less common occupation for the Dechant family was Minister.

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Dechant Historical Records

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Dechant Life Expectancy

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