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Denault Name Meaning

from a northern form of Daniel, in which the final syllable -(i)el has been vocalized in Picard, and the Naams and Liège dialects. northern habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from Hainault (French Hainaut, Dutch Henegouwen). perhaps a variant of Denau(x), from a southern word meaning ‘ship’ (Latin navis). possibly a variant spelling of Daignault.

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


Similar surnames: Renault, Dufault, Dault, Sault, Dent, Henault, Devault, Deneault

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Where is the Denault family from?

You can see how Denault families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denault family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Denault families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 21 Denault families living in Massachusetts. This was about 46% of all the recorded Denault's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Denault families in 1880.
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What did your Denault ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denault. 34% of Denault men worked as a Laborer and 35% of Denault women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denault were Carpenter and Teacher.

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*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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    35%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 565 immigration records available for the last name Denault. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Denault. For the veterans among your Denault ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denault lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Denault life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Denault in 1947 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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