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Deforrest Name Meaning

Variant of French Deforest. This was a common form in colonial New York among Huguenots who fled first to the Netherlands and from there to New Netherland via the West India Company.

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


Similar surnames: Deforest, Georges, Perret, Laforest, Forest, Deforge, Demarest

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Deforrest Family Origin

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Deforrest Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Deforrest occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 16% of Deforrest's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Deforrest family was Clerk Stock Exchange. Keeping House, Sailor and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deforrest.

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  • Keeping House

    16%
  • Sailor

    6%
  • Clerk In Store

    3%
  • Clerk Stock Exchange

    3%

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Deforrest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deforrest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deforrest 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Deforrest. 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

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Deforrest Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Deforrest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Deforrest in 1957 was 55, and 90 in 2004.

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