Descant Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Descant Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of French Deschamps.

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

Similar surnames: Dechant, Dismang, Deacon, Deshaw, Dedman, Deland, Escott, Ducat

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Descant Family Origin

Where is the Descant family from?

Descant Family Occupations

What did your Descant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer and Farmer And Dry Goods Mer. were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Descant. The most common Descant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Descant's were Farmers.

View Census data for Descant | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Farmer And Dry Goods Mer.


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Descant ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Descant Historical Records

What Descant family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 723 census records available for the last name Descant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Descant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Descant

Passenger List

There are 45 immigration records available for the last name Descant. 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 Descant immigration records

Draft Card

There are 132 military records available for the last name Descant. For the veterans among your Descant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Descant military records

You've only scratched the surface of Descant family history.

Descant Life Expectancy

What is the average Descant lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Descant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Descant in 1966 was 75, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Descant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Descant ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Descant Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name