Desmarais Family History

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Desmarais Name Meaning

French: habitational name for someone from any of various places named with Old French mareis, maresc ‘marsh’, as for example Les Marets, in Seine-et-Marne, Centre, Nord, and Picardy.

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

Similar surnames: Demarais, Desharnais, Desjardins, Demars, De Marinis, Demara, Dardis

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Desmarais Family Origin

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Desmarais Family Occupations

What did your Desmarais ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Desmarais occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 24% of Desmarais's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Desmarais family was Cult.. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desmarais.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • Cult.


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

Desmarais Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Desmarais Life Expectancy

What is the average Desmarais lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Desmarais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Desmarais in 1950 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Desmarais

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Desmarais 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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