Desha Name Meaning

Altered form of French Deschamps, meaning ‘of or from the fields’.

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

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Desha Family Origin

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Desha Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

In 1880, the most common Desha occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Desha's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Desha family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desha.

Source: Census data for Desha | Data not to scale

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Desha Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2003, Desha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Desha in 1947 was 61, and 71 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Desha

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