Desha Family History

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Desha Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Deshaw, Deshon, Dersham, Disla, Festa, Jeska, Pecha, Deshane, Tesh

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Desha Family Origin

Where is the Desha family from?

Desha Family Occupations

What did your Desha ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Desha Historical Records

What Desha family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Desha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desha 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Desha. 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 611 military records available for the last name Desha. For the veterans among your Desha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Desha Life Expectancy

What is the average Desha lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2003, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Desha

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Desha 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.

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