Desmond Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Desmond Family Origin

Where is the Desmond family from?

Desmond Family Occupations

What did your Desmond ancestors do for a living?

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.

View Census data for Desmond | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    28%
  • Servant

    11%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Desmond Historical Records

What Desmond family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Desmond. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desmond census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Desmond

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Desmond. 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.

View all Desmond immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Desmond. For the veterans among your Desmond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Desmond military records

You've only scratched the surface of Desmond family history.

Desmond Life Expectancy

What is the average Desmond lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Desmond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Desmond in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Desmond

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Desmond 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.

Famous Desmond Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name