Dechant Family History

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Dechant Name Meaning

German: occupational name for the master of a guild or the supervisor of a ecclesiastical or secular administrative unit, from Middle High German techant, dechent ‘one in charge of ten men’ (Latin decanus). French (also De Chant): of uncertain derivation; perhaps an altered spelling of Deschamps (see Champ).

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

Similar surnames: Dechert, Merchant, Drabant, Descant, Derman, De Hart, Ducat, Chant

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Dechant Family Origin

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Dechant Family Occupations

What did your Dechant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dechant family was Minister. The most common Dechant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Dechant's were Farmers. Farmer, Brick Mason and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dechant.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Butcher

  • Minister


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Dechant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dechant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dechant 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Dechant. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dechant. For the veterans among your Dechant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dechant Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dechant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Dechant in 1944 was 21, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dechant 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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