Deshields Family History

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Deshields Name Meaning

Possibly a part Americanized form of Dutch de Schilder, an occupational name for a gilder or painter (of arms), from schilder ‘painter’, a derivative of schild ‘shield’, ‘scutcheon’, ‘coat of arms’.

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


Similar surnames: Shield, Shields, O'shields, Knepshield, Schield, Michiels, Belfield

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Deshields Family Origin

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Deshields Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Deshields occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Deshields's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Deshields family was Bank Clerk. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deshields.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Bank Clerk

    3%

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Deshields Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Deshields Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Deshields life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Deshields in 1945 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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