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Desforges Name Meaning

French: habitational name originally denoting someone from a place named Forges (from forge ‘smithy’, ‘workshop’), examples of which are found in Creuse and Morbihan.

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


Similar surnames: Desfosses, Deforest, Desroches, Devore, Deforge, Laforge, Forbes

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Desforges Family Origin

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Desforges Family Occupations

What did your Desforges ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Desforges occupation in the UK was Farmer. 21% of Desforges's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Agricultural Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desforges. A less common occupation for the Desforges family was Brewers Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    4%
  • Brewers Labourer

    4%

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

Desforges Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Desforges Life Expectancy

What is the average Desforges lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Desforges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Desforges in 1953 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Desforges

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Desforges 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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