Dessert Family History

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Dessert Name Meaning

French: topographic name, with the preposition d(e), from Old French essart ‘clearing’, ‘assart’ (from Latin exsartum, a derivative of sarire ‘to hoe’), a term denoting an area of woodland that had been cleared for cultivation or settlement, rather than a natural glade.

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


Similar surnames: Dosser, Messer, Bessent, Tesser, Desper, Deckert, Besser, Desser

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Dessert Family Origin

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Dessert Family Occupations

What did your Dessert ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dessert. A less common occupation for the Dessert family was Going To School. The most common Dessert occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 22% of Dessert's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    22%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • School

    9%
  • Going To School

    5%

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

Dessert Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dessert Life Expectancy

What is the average Dessert lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dessert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dessert in 1955 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dessert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dessert 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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