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Desroches Name Meaning

French and Haitian: topographic name with fused preposition and definite article des ‘from the’ from the plural form of French roche ‘rock’ or a habitational name from any of numerous places in various parts of France named Les Roches. Compare Desroche and Stone .

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


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

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Where is the Desroches family from?

You can see how Desroches families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desroches family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Desroches families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 6 Desroches families living in London. This was about 86% of all the recorded Desroches's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Desroches families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desroches surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desroches ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Desroches. 14% of Desroches men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Desroches women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Desroches were Pressman and Spooler. .

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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
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Weaver
    9%
  • Pressman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Spooler
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

There are 990 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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What is the average Desroches lifespan?

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.

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