Desjarlais Family History

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Desjarlais Name Meaning

French: unexplained. The forms Desjarlès and De Gerlais also occur; this name is associated with the secondary surname St. Amand.

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

Similar surnames: Desharnais, Demarais, Desmarais, Desjardins, Delara, Salais, Dellis

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Desjarlais Family Origin

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Desjarlais Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Desjarlais occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 36% of Desjarlais's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Desjarlais family was Labourer. Cultivateur, Farmer and Hunter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desjarlais.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Hunter

  • Labourer


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Desjarlais Historical Records

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Desjarlais Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Desjarlais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Desjarlais in 1953 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

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