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Debus Family History

Debus Name Meaning

German: from a personal name a vernacular short form of Matthäus (see Matthew ). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine); compare Debs . French: habitational name with fused preposition de ‘from’ for someone from any of various places called Bus (from a regional form of bois ‘wood’) in Eure Pas-de-Calais and Somme.

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


Similar surnames: Debes, Debs, Deus, Delos, Lebus, Demus, Debusk, Debo, Debutts, Deis

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Where is the Debus family from?

You can see how Debus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Debus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Debus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 40 Debus families living in Ontario. This was about 98% of all the recorded Debus's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Debus families in 1911.
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What did your Debus ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Debus. 60% of Debus 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Debus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Debus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Debus. For the veterans among your Debus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Debus lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Debus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Debus in 1955 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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