Desjarlais Family History

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Desjarlais Name Meaning

French: unexplained. The forms Desjarlès and De Gerlais also occur; this name is associated with the secondary surname St. Amand.

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

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Desjarlais Family Origin

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Desjarlais Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    36%
  • Farmer

    27%
  • Hunter

    18%
  • Labourer

    9%

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In 1881, the most common Desjarlais occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 36% of Desjarlais's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Desjarlais family was Labourer. Cultivateur, Farmer and Hunter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desjarlais.

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Desjarlais Life Expectancy

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