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Desmond Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deasmhumhnaigh ‘descendant of the man from southern Munster’, from deas ‘south’ + Mumhain ‘Munster’, an ancient Irish kingdom named for Mumhu, one of its early kings. The surname Desmond has passed into common use as a personal name, not only in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Diamond, Dearmond, Redmond, Dermody, Esmond, Deshong, Osmond

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Desmond Family Origin

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Desmond Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    11%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Charwoman

    3%
  • Coast Guard

    2%

In 1881, the most common Desmond occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Desmond's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Desmond family was Coast Guard. Labourer, Tailor and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desmond.

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Desmond Historical Records

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Desmond Life Expectancy

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