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Descant Family History

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

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Where is the Descant family from?

You can see how Descant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Descant family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Descant families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Descant families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Descant's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Descant families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Descant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Descant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Descant. 62% of Descant men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    62%
  • Farm Laborer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    16%
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What Descant family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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.

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Draft Cards

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.

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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.

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