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


Similar surnames: Desharnais, Demarais, Desmarais, Desjardins, Delara, Salais, Dellis

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Desjarlais Family Origin

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Desjarlais Family Occupations

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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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  • Cultivateur

    36%
  • Farmer

    27%
  • Hunter

    18%
  • Labourer

    9%

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Desjarlais Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Desjarlais Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Desjarlais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Desjarlais in 1953 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

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