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Desain Family History

Desain Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Demain, Desai, Despain, Delain, Destin, Deskin, Dean, Husain, Drain

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Where is the Desain family from?

You can see how Desain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desain family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Desain families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 5 Desain families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Desain's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Desain families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Desain. 100% of Desain men worked as a Laborer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 189 census records available for the last name Desain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 49 immigration records available for the last name Desain. 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 Cards

There are 27 military records available for the last name Desain. For the veterans among your Desain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desain lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Desain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Desain in 1959 was 62, and 84 in 2003.

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