Decoste Family History

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Decoste Name Meaning

French: probably a topographic name for someone who lived on the coast or at the side of a river or some other prominent feature, from coste, a southern variant of côte ‘coast’, ‘side’, with the fused preposition de ‘from’.

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

Similar surnames: Ducote, Demotte, Ducasse, Costa, Devore, Delfosse, Demonte, Decelle

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Decoste Family Origin

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Decoste Family Occupations

What did your Decoste ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fisherman, Voyageur and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Decoste. The most common Decoste occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 55% of Decoste's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Decoste family was Cultivateur.

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  • Fisherman

  • Voyageur

  • Seaman

  • Cultivateur


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

Decoste Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Decoste. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Decoste 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Decoste. 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 614 military records available for the last name Decoste. For the veterans among your Decoste ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Decoste Life Expectancy

What is the average Decoste lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Decoste life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Decoste in 1945 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Decoste 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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