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Desroches Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone living among rocks, from the fused preposition and definite article des + the plural of French roche ‘rock’, or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word. In North America, this name has been confused with Laroche, and translated as Rock.

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


Similar surnames: Desrochers, Desrosiers, Deroche, Laroche, Durocher, Desfosses, Roche

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Desroches Family Origin

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Desroches Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Desroches family was Commis. The most common Desroches occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 27% of Desroches's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Journalier and Continiere were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desroches.

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  • Cultivateur

    27%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • Continiere

    3%
  • Commis

    2%

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Desroches Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Desroches Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Desroches life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Desroches in 1948 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Desroches

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Desroches ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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