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Debes Name Meaning

French (Debès): topographic name from Church Latin bettiu ‘birch tree’, ‘birch wood’ (from Gaulish betu), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, of which there are examples in Dordogne, Isère, and Puy-de-Dôme. German: variant of Debus. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Debes.

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


Similar surnames: Debus, Dees, Hees, Debs, Nebel, Leben, Remes, Debates, Dienes, Denes

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Debes Family Origin

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Debes Family Occupations

What did your Debes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Debes occupation in the USA was Beer Brewer. 25% of Debes's were Beer Brewers. A less common occupation for the Debes family was Cooper. Beer Brewer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Debes.

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  • Beer Brewer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Cooper

    13%

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Debes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Debes Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Debes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Debes in 1963 was 74, and 68 in 2004.

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