Desrosiers Family History

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Desrosiers Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone living among rose bushes, from the fused preposition and definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French rosier ‘rose bush’. This was sometimes confused with Desrochers, even in French language documents.

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

Similar surnames: Desrochers, Desroches, Deslauriers, De Rosier, Desnoyers, Debrosse

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Desrosiers Family Origin

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Desrosiers Family Occupations

What did your Desrosiers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Desrosiers occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 27% of Desrosiers's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desrosiers. A less common occupation for the Desrosiers family was Journalier.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Journalier


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Desrosiers Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Desrosiers Life Expectancy

What is the average Desrosiers lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Desrosiers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Desrosiers in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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