History of your Surname
Get access to Deese family records.Start a free trial

Deese Family History

Deese Name Meaning

German: variant of Dees . Possibly also Irish: variant of Dease . English (Northumberland): variant of Deas . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain. Possibly also an Americanized form of German Diess (see Dees ).

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


Similar surnames: Dees, Beese, Neese, Heese, Deere, Geese, Leese, Meese, Weise, Dreese

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Deese family from?

You can see how Deese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deese family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Deese families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Deese families living in Alabama. This was about 29% of all the recorded Deese's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Deese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deese ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census Data for Deese | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Mechanic
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
    12%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farmer
    6%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Deese family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Deese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Deese

Passenger Lists

There are 468 immigration records available for the last name Deese. 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.

View all Deese immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Deese. For the veterans among your Deese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Deese military records

You've only scratched the surface of Deese family history

Discover More

What is the average Deese lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Deese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Deese in 1942 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deese

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Deese family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial