Descoteaux Family History

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Descoteaux Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone living in a hilly place, from the plural of coteau ‘small hill’. This was a secondary surname in Canada, and has often been translated as Hill.

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


Similar surnames: Decoteau, Desormeaux, Decoste, Delvaux, Desnoyers, Duchateau, Escobar

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Descoteaux Family Origin

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Descoteaux Family Occupations

What did your Descoteaux ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Descoteaux family was Religieuse. The most common Descoteaux occupation in Canada was Journalier. 27% of Descoteaux's were Journaliers. Journalier, Cultiv. and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Descoteaux.

View Census data for Descoteaux | Data not to scale

  • Journalier

    27%
  • Cultiv.

    18%
  • Cultivateur

    18%
  • Religieuse

    14%

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Descoteaux Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Descoteaux. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Descoteaux 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 Descoteaux. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Descoteaux. For the veterans among your Descoteaux ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Descoteaux Life Expectancy

What is the average Descoteaux lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Descoteaux life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Descoteaux in 1949 was 62, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Descoteaux

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Descoteaux 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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