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Deshaw Family History

Deshaw Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of the French topographic name Duchamp, or its plural form Deschamps, meaning ‘of or from the field(s)’ (see Champ).Americanized spelling of Belgian French Dechaux, which comes from the common place name Chaux, or in some cases may represent Déchaux, a nickname from Old French descaus ‘unshod’, ‘barefoot’.

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

13,196 Historical Documents with Deshaw on Ancestry.com
2,339 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
309 Military Records
95 Immigration Records
2,835 Census and Voter Lists
7,618 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Deshaw Families

  • Number of Deshaw families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Deshaw families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Deshaw families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Deshaw Family Origin

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Deshaw Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Deshaw

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Deshaw Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Deshaw Civil War Service Records

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