Desharnais Family History

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Desharnais Name Meaning

Perhaps a respelling of French Decharnais, a habitational name for someone from for example Charnois in Ardennes, so named from a derivative of charme ‘hornbeam’.

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


Similar surnames: Desmarais, Demarais, Desjardins, Desjarlais, Mearns, De Marinis

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Desharnais Family Origin

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Desharnais Family Occupations

What did your Desharnais ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Carter and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desharnais. The most common Desharnais occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 23% of Desharnais's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Desharnais family was Son.

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  • Cultivateur

    23%
  • Carter

    15%
  • Journalier

    15%
  • Son

    15%

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Desharnais Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Desharnais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desharnais 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Desharnais. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Desharnais. For the veterans among your Desharnais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Desharnais Life Expectancy

What is the average Desharnais lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Desharnais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Desharnais in 1961 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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