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Dessert Family History

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. Not in Tanguay.

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

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6,529 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
631 Military Records
283 Immigration Records
3,461 Census and Voter Lists
6,092 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dessert Families

  • Number of Dessert families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dessert families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dessert families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dessert Family Origin

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Dessert Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dessert

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Dessert Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dessert census records

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Dessert Civil War Service Records

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