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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

Similar surnames: Diamond, Dearmond, Redmond, Dermody, Esmond, Deshong, Osmond

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Desmond Family Origin

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Desmond Family Occupations

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In 1880, 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. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desmond.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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Desmond Historical Records

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Desmond Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Desmond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Desmond in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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