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Desfosses Name Meaning

habitational name from any of numerous places named Les Fosses (from Latin fossa ‘hole’, ‘hollow’). This was a secondary surname in Canada, especially for Laspron, but also Lacharité and St. Louis. (Des Fossés): habitational name for someone a place called Les Fossés (from Latin fossates ‘ditches’, ‘trenches’).

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


Similar surnames: Desforges, Desroches, Fosse, Desrochers, De Rosier, Delfosse

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Desfosses Family Origin

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Desfosses Family Occupations

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  • Cultiv.

    29%
  • Cultivateur

    14%
  • Forgeron

    14%
  • Repentante

    14%

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Desfosses family was Repentante. Cultiv., Cultivateur and Forgeron were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desfosses. The most common Desfosses occupation in Canada was Cultiv.. 29% of Desfosses's were Cultiv.s.

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