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Desmond Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deasmhumhnaigh ‘descendant of the man from southern Munster’, from deas ‘south’ + Mumhain ‘Munster’, an ancient Irish kingdom named for Mumhu, one of its early kings. The surname Desmond has passed into common use as a personal name, not only in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Diamond, Dearmond, Redmond, Dermody, Esmond, Deshong, Osmond

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Desmond Family Origin

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Desmond Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Servant

    11%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Desmond family was Labourer. Farmer, Servant and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desmond. The most common Desmond occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Desmond's were Farmers.

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Desmond Historical Records

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Desmond Life Expectancy

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