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Defrance Name Meaning

French (mainly northern): habitational name with fused preposition de ‘from’ given to someone from France (at the time when the name only applied to those lands belonging to the French king covering only a small part of its current territory) or from Île-de-France (i.e. from a region centered on Paris). Compare France .

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


Similar surnames: Lafrance, France, Dence, De Lange, Franca, Franc, Delane, De Grace

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Where is the Defrance family from?

You can see how Defrance families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Defrance family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Defrance families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Defrance families living in Buckinghamshire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Defrance's in United Kingdom. Buckinghamshire had the highest population of Defrance families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Defrance surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Defrance ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Defrance. 41% of Defrance men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Defrance women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Defrance were Printer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    41%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Custodian
    8%
  • Printer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Seamstress
    29%
  • Maid
    29%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 420 immigration records available for the last name Defrance. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 527 military records available for the last name Defrance. For the veterans among your Defrance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Defrance lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Defrance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Defrance in 1950 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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