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Desfosses Name Meaning

habitational name from any of numerous places named Les Fosses (from Latin fossa ‘hole’, ‘hollow’). This was a secondary surname in Canada, especially for Laspron, but also Lacharité and St. Louis. (Des Fossés): habitational name for someone a place called Les Fossés (from Latin fossates ‘ditches’, ‘trenches’).

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


Similar surnames: Desforges, Desroches, Fosse, Desrochers, De Rosier, Delfosse

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Desfosses Family Origin

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Desfosses Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Desfosses family was Repentante. Cultiv., Cultivateur and Forgeron were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desfosses. The most common Desfosses occupation in Canada was Cultiv.. 29% of Desfosses's were Cultiv.s.

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  • Cultiv.

    29%
  • Cultivateur

    14%
  • Forgeron

    14%
  • Repentante

    14%

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Desfosses Historical Records

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Desfosses Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, Desfosses life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Desfosses in 1960 was 85, and 89 in 2004.

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