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Deforest Name Meaning

French and Dutch: habitational name, with the preposition de ‘from’, for someone from a place named Forest, for example in Nord and Somme. The place name is derived from Old French forest ‘forest’.

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

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Deforest Family Origin

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Deforest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Deforest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Deforest's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deforest. A less common occupation for the Deforest family was Carpenter.

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Deforest Historical Records

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Deforest Life Expectancy

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