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Desens Family History

Desens Name Meaning
German: probably a Rhenish derivative of Deessen, a short and patronymic form of Matthäus (see Matthew). IGI.

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

17,320 Historical Documents with Desens on Ancestry.com
1,162 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
163 Military Records
210 Immigration Records
1,066 Census and Voter Lists
14,719 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Desens Families

  • Number of Desens families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Desens families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Desens last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Desens census records

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Desens Family Origin

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Desens Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Desens

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Desens Family Occupations

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Military Service by Desens

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