Defoe Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; probably an Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name.

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

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Defoe Family Origin

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Defoe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Works On Farm

    7%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeps House

    6%

In 1880, the most common Defoe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Defoe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Defoe family was Keeps House. Farmer, Works On Farm and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Defoe.

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Defoe Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Defoe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Defoe in 1955 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Defoe

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