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Desoto Family History

Desoto Name Meaning

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

23,435 Historical Documents with Desoto on Ancestry.com
9,493 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
887 Military Records
270 Immigration Records
2,454 Census and Voter Lists
10,331 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Desoto Families

  • Number of Desoto families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Desoto last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Desoto census records

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Desoto Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Desoto families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Desoto Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Desoto families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Desoto

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Desoto Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Desoto census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Desoto ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Desoto Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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