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Deschesnes Family History

Deschesnes 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: Deschenes, Deschene, Duchesne, Dechene, Deschaine, Deschner, Scheiner

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Where is the Deschesnes family from?

You can see how Deschesnes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deschesnes family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Deschesnes families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 46 Deschesnes families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Deschesnes's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Deschesnes families in 1911.
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What did your Deschesnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Deschesnes. 34% of Deschesnes men worked as a Cultivateur and 100% of Deschesnes women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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 1921

  • Cultivateur
    34%
  • Journalier
    27%
  • Cult
    14%
  • Cultivator
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Deschesnes family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deschesnes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deschesnes 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 59 immigration records available for the last name Deschesnes. 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 35 military records available for the last name Deschesnes. For the veterans among your Deschesnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deschesnes lifespan?

Between 1979 and 2003, in the United States, Deschesnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Deschesnes in 1979 was 53, and 56 in 2003.

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