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De Soto Name Meaning

Galician and Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Soto, notably in Galicia and Asturies, alongside the Asturian-Leonese variant Sotu.

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


Similar surnames: Demato, De Sa, De Toro, De Noia, De Sorbo, Di Noto, De Polo, De Maso

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De Soto Family Origin

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De Soto Family Occupations

What did your De Soto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the De Soto family was Stock Hand. The most common De Soto occupation in the USA was Agent. 25% of De Soto's were Agents. Agent, Farm Labor and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by De Soto.

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  • Agent

    25%
  • Farm Labor

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Stock Hand

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your De Soto ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

De Soto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Soto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Soto census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Soto. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Soto. For the veterans among your De Soto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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De Soto Life Expectancy

What is the average De Soto lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, De Soto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for De Soto in 1969 was 37, and 41 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for De Soto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your De Soto ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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