Debose Family History

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Debose Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Dubois. This is well established as an African-American name, inherited from 18th-century slave owners in SC.

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

Similar surnames: Deboe, Dubose, Deboy, Delise, Dobos, Debus, Bose, Debow, Debs, Derise

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Debose Family Origin

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Debose Family Occupations

What did your Debose ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Debose family was Farming. The most common Debose occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Debose's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Debose.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Debose Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Debose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debose 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 83 immigration records available for the last name Debose. 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 935 military records available for the last name Debose. For the veterans among your Debose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Debose Life Expectancy

What is the average Debose lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Debose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Debose in 1949 was 49, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Debose

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Debose 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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