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Dec Name Meaning

Czech (Dec): ethnic name for a German, from German Deutsch. Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Dionizy, Polish form of Dionysius (see Dennis).

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

Similar surnames: Deck, Dey, Dech, Deo, Fey, Len, Duch, Eder, Beck, Dyer

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Where is the Dec family from?

You can see how Dec families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dec family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dec families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 30 Dec families living in Quebec. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dec's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Dec families in 1911.
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What did your Dec ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dec. 32% of Dec men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Dec women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dec were Labor and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Helper
  • New Worker
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stitcher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Dec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dec 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Dec. 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 156,000 military records available for the last name Dec. For the veterans among your Dec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dec lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Dec in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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