Dufresne Family History

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Dufresne Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree, from Old French fresne ‘ash’ (from Latin fraxinus), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’.

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


Similar surnames: Duchesne, Buren, Furse, Dufrene, Derenne, Rufener, Turenne, Debree

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Dufresne Family Origin

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Dufresne Family Occupations

What did your Dufresne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dufresne. The most common Dufresne occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 17% of Dufresne's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Dufresne family was School.

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  • Cultivateur

    17%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Journalier

    5%
  • School

    5%

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

Dufresne Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dufresne Life Expectancy

What is the average Dufresne lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dufresne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dufresne in 1944 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dufresne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dufresne 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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