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Deneau Family History

Deneau Name Meaning

French: habitational name with fused preposition de ‘from’ denoting someone from Neau a place in Mayenne. French: from a variant of the personal name Daniau the northern form of Daniel in which the final syllable -(i)el has been vocalized. Altered form of French Deniau a cognate of 2 above. Compare Dano Denault Denio and Denno .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Reneau, Ferneau, Deneve, Dedeaux, Deveau, Dusseau, Luneau, Demey

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Where is the Deneau family from?

You can see how Deneau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deneau family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Deneau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 21 Deneau families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Deneau's in USA. New York had the highest population of Deneau families in 1880.
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What did your Deneau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Deneau. 40% of Deneau men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    40%
  • Salesman
    40%
  • Timekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Deneau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deneau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 448 immigration records available for the last name Deneau. 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 Cards

There are 430 military records available for the last name Deneau. For the veterans among your Deneau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deneau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Deneau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Deneau in 1962 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

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