Deshaw Family History

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Deshaw Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the French topographic name Duchamp, or its plural form Deschamps, meaning ‘of or from the field(s)’ (see Champ). Americanized spelling of Belgian French Dechaux, which comes from the common place name Chaux, or in some cases may represent Déchaux, a nickname from Old French descaus ‘unshod’, ‘barefoot’.

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

Similar surnames: Desha, Dersham, De Hay, Shaw, Upshaw, Deshon, Henshaw, Kershaw

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Deshaw Family Origin

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Deshaw Family Occupations

What did your Deshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Deshaw.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Deshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Deshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deshaw 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Deshaw. 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 326 military records available for the last name Deshaw. For the veterans among your Deshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deshaw Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Deshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Deshaw in 1956 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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