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Deforest Name Meaning

French and Dutch: habitational name, with the preposition de ‘from’, for someone from a place named Forest, for example in Nord and Somme. The place name is derived from Old French forest ‘forest’.

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


Similar surnames: Laforest, Devore, Foret, Forrest, Desforges, Befort, Forst, Dorst

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Deforest Family Origin

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Deforest Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    28%
  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Artist

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Deforest family was Artist. Going To School, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deforest. The most common Deforest occupation in Canada was Going To School. 28% of Deforest's were Going To Schools.

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Deforest Historical Records

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Deforest Life Expectancy

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