Deshaw Family History

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Deshaw Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the French topographic name Duchamp, or its plural form Deschamps, meaning ‘of or from the field(s)’ (see Champ). Americanized spelling of Belgian French Dechaux, which comes from the common place name Chaux, or in some cases may represent Déchaux, a nickname from Old French descaus ‘unshod’, ‘barefoot’.

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

Similar surnames: Desha, Dersham, De Hay, Shaw, Upshaw, Deshon, Henshaw, Kershaw

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Deshaw Family Origin

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Deshaw Family Occupations

What did your Deshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Deshaw. The most common Deshaw occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Deshaw's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Son


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

Deshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Deshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deshaw 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Deshaw. 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 326 military records available for the last name Deshaw. For the veterans among your Deshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Deshaw lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Deshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Deshaw in 1956 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deshaw 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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