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Deshong Family History

Deshong Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Deschamps . Compare Dishon Dishong and Dishongh .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Deshon, Dishong, Bushong, Beshore, Dishon, Desmond, Dishongh, Dechant

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Where is the Deshong family from?

You can see how Deshong families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deshong family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Deshong families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Deshong families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Deshong's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Deshong families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deshong surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deshong ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deshong. 34% of Deshong men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Deshong women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deshong were Salesman and Secretary. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    31%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Deshong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deshong census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 118 immigration records available for the last name Deshong. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 994 military records available for the last name Deshong. For the veterans among your Deshong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deshong lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Deshong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Deshong in 1961 was 68, and 79 in 2004.

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