Dessert Family History

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Dessert Name Meaning

French: topographic name, with the preposition d(e), from Old French essart ‘clearing’, ‘assart’ (from Latin exsartum, a derivative of sarire ‘to hoe’), a term denoting an area of woodland that had been cleared for cultivation or settlement, rather than a natural glade.

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


Similar surnames: Dosser, Messer, Bessent, Tesser, Desper, Deckert, Besser, Desser

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Dessert Family Origin

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Dessert Family Occupations

What did your Dessert ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dessert. 25% of Dessert men worked as an Incapacitated and 45% of Dessert women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dessert were Glass Cutter and Ladies Hairdresser

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
    25%
  • Cabinet Maker
    13%
  • Civil Servant M Of Labour
    13%
  • Glass Cutter
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    45%
  • French Polisher
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Ladies Hairdresser
    12%

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

Dessert Historical Records

What Dessert family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dessert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dessert 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Dessert. 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 660 military records available for the last name Dessert. For the veterans among your Dessert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dessert Life Expectancy

What is the average Dessert lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dessert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dessert in 1955 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dessert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dessert 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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