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Debs Name Meaning

French (Alsace and Lorraine): from a shortened form of the German personal name Debus .

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

Similar surnames: Dees, Debus, Debes, Deis, Dein, Debo, Deus, Sens, Mees, Heis

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Where is the Debs family from?

You can see how Debs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Debs family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Debs families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Debs families living in Indiana. This was about 46% of all the recorded Debs's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Debs families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Debs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Debs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Debs. 50% of Debs men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Debs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debs 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Debs. 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 Cards

There are 315 military records available for the last name Debs. For the veterans among your Debs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Debs lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Debs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Debs in 1962 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

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