Detro Family History

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Detro Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered spelling of Belgian French Detrou, a habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from any of the various places named Trou, from Old French trau ‘hole’, ‘hollow’, ‘well’. Compare Dutro.

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

Similar surnames: Dutro, Dery, Metro, Pero, Perro, Peto, Deer, Cerro, Vetro, Deter

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Detro Family Origin

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Detro Family Occupations

What did your Detro ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Detro occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 13% of Detro's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detro. A less common occupation for the Detro family was Farmer & Stage Driver.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Agent

  • Farmer & Stage Driver


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Detro ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Detro Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Detro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detro 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 87 immigration records available for the last name Detro. 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 Detro. For the veterans among your Detro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detro Life Expectancy

What is the average Detro lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Detro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Detro in 1962 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Detro

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Detro ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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