Dersham Family History

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Dersham Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of the French topographic name Deschamps.

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


Similar surnames: Deshaw, Derham, Washam, Kershaw, Forsha, Desha, Forshay, Derusha

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Dersham Family Origin

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Dersham Family Occupations

What did your Dersham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dersham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Dersham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dersham family was Drugest. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dersham.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Drugest

    10%

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Dersham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dersham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dersham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dersham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dersham. For the veterans among your Dersham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dersham Life Expectancy

What is the average Dersham lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dersham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dersham in 1957 was 41, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dersham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dersham 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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