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Deshayes Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure from the plural of Old French haye ‘hedge’ (see Haye and Hayes ) with fused preposition and definite article des ‘from the’; or a habitational name denoting someone from Les Hayes the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Deshaies .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Deshaies, Deshazer, Deshane, Hayes, Debates, Deshaw, De Haas

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Where is the Deshayes family from?

You can see how Deshayes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deshayes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Deshayes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Deshayes family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Deshayes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Deshayes families in 1911.
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What did your Deshayes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deshayes. 56% of Deshayes men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Deshayes women worked as a Housewife. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Barber
  • Sand Boy

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Deshayes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deshayes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 406 immigration records available for the last name Deshayes. 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 Cards

There are 144 military records available for the last name Deshayes. For the veterans among your Deshayes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deshayes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Deshayes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Deshayes in 1963 was 61, and 83 in 2004.

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