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Desmond Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deasmhumhnaigh ‘descendant of the man from southern Munster’, from deas ‘south’ + Mumhain ‘Munster’, an ancient Irish kingdom named for Mumhu, one of its early kings. The surname Desmond has passed into common use as a personal name, not only in Ireland.

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

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Desmond Family Origin

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Desmond Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    3%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desmond. The most common Desmond occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Desmond's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Desmond family was Keeps House.

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