Decoste Family History

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Decoste Name Meaning

French: probably a topographic name for someone who lived on the coast or at the side of a river or some other prominent feature, from coste, a southern variant of côte ‘coast’, ‘side’, with the fused preposition de ‘from’.

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

Similar surnames: Ducote, Demotte, Ducasse, Costa, Devore, Delfosse, Demonte, Decelle

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Decoste Family Origin

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Decoste Family Occupations

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In 1940, Carpenter and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Decoste. 8% of Decoste men worked as a Carpenter and 12% of Decoste women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Decoste were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Gardner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Decoste Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Decoste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Decoste 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Decoste. 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 614 military records available for the last name Decoste. For the veterans among your Decoste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Decoste Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Decoste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Decoste in 1945 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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