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Despain Name Meaning

part translation of the French family name Despagne, ethnic name for a Spaniard, from d’Espagne ‘from Spain’.

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


Similar surnames: Spain, Defrain, Dean, Tessin, Desir, Templin, Depaul, Derman, Delair

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Despain Family Origin

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Despain Family Occupations

What did your Despain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Despain family was Miller. The most common Despain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Despain's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Despain.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Miller

    4%

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Despain Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Despain Life Expectancy

What is the average Despain lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Despain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Despain in 1950 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Despain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Despain 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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