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Desjardin Name Meaning

French: variant of Desjardins and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

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

Similar surnames: Desjardins, Dejardin, Dujardin, Jardin, Desjarlais, Despard, Despain

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Where is the Desjardin family from?

You can see how Desjardin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desjardin family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Desjardin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 486 Desjardin families living in Quebec. This was about 76% of all the recorded Desjardin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Desjardin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desjardin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desjardin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Desjardin. 22% of Desjardin men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Desjardin women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Desjardin were Machinist and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 662 immigration records available for the last name Desjardin. 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 Cards

There are 703 military records available for the last name Desjardin. For the veterans among your Desjardin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desjardin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Desjardin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Desjardin in 1944 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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