Desfosses Family History

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Desfosses Name Meaning

habitational name from any of numerous places named Les Fosses (from Latin fossa ‘hole’, ‘hollow’). This was a secondary surname in Canada, especially for Laspron, but also Lacharité and St. Louis. (Des Fossés): habitational name for someone a place called Les Fossés (from Latin fossates ‘ditches’, ‘trenches’).

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

Similar surnames: Desforges, Desroches, Fosse, Desrochers, De Rosier, Delfosse

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Desfosses Family Origin

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Desfosses Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Desfosses occupation in Canada was Cultiv.. 29% of Desfosses's were Cultiv.s. A less common occupation for the Desfosses family was Repentante. Cultiv., Cultivateur and Forgeron were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desfosses.

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  • Cultiv.

  • Cultivateur

  • Forgeron

  • Repentante


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Desfosses Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Desfosses. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desfosses census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 219 immigration records available for the last name Desfosses. 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 Card

There are 213 military records available for the last name Desfosses. For the veterans among your Desfosses ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Desfosses Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Desfosses life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Desfosses in 1960 was 85, and 89 in 2004.

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