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Deshields Name Meaning

Possibly a part Americanized form of Dutch de Schilder, an occupational name for a gilder or painter (of arms), from schilder ‘painter’, a derivative of schild ‘shield’, ‘scutcheon’, ‘coat of arms’.

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

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Deshields Family Origin

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Deshields Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Bank Clerk

    3%

In 1880, the most common Deshields occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Deshields's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deshields. A less common occupation for the Deshields family was Bank Clerk.

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