Degn Family History

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Degn Name Meaning

Swedish and Danish: occupational name from degn ‘deacon’, from Latin diaconus ‘servant’. German: variant of Degen.

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

Similar surnames: Dean, Degan, Degen, Dein, Dehn, Degon, Dehm, Dern, Deen, Devon

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Degn Family Origin

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Degn Family Occupations

What did your Degn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Degn. 38% of Degn men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Degn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 845 census records available for the last name Degn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Degn 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 417 immigration records available for the last name Degn. 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 205 military records available for the last name Degn. For the veterans among your Degn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Degn Life Expectancy

What is the average Degn lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Degn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Degn in 1954 was 57, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Degn 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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