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Desselle Name Meaning

French (mainly northeastern): variant of Decelle . Compare Deselle .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rosselle, Kessell, Wessells, Hessell, Estell, Teselle, Lassalle

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Where is the Desselle family from?

You can see how Desselle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desselle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Desselle families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Desselle family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Desselle's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Desselle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desselle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desselle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Desselle. 64% of Desselle men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Desselle women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Desselle were Farm Operator and House Work. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    64%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Merchant
    7%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • House Work
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Desselle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desselle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 48 immigration records available for the last name Desselle. 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 Cards

There are 666 military records available for the last name Desselle. For the veterans among your Desselle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desselle lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Desselle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Desselle in 1962 was 76, and 67 in 2004.

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