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Deforest Name Meaning

French and Dutch: habitational name, with the preposition de ‘from’, for someone from a place named Forest, for example in Nord and Somme. The place name is derived from Old French forest ‘forest’.

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

Similar surnames: Laforest, Devore, Foret, Forrest, Desforges, Befort, Forst, Dorst

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Deforest Family Origin

Where is the Deforest family from?

Deforest Family Occupations

What did your Deforest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deforest. A less common occupation for the Deforest family was Carpenter. The most common Deforest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Deforest's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Deforest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Deforest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deforest 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Deforest. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Deforest. For the veterans among your Deforest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deforest Life Expectancy

What is the average Deforest lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Deforest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Deforest in 1949 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deforest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deforest 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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