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Desens Surname Meaning

German: probably a Rhenish derivative of Deessen from a short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dees, Lebens, Gresens, Neuens, Sens, Levens, Dresen, Sebens, Devens

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Where is the Desens family from?

You can see how Desens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Desens families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Desens families living in London. This was about 80% of all the recorded Desens's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Desens families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Desens. 100% of Desens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Desens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desens 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 222 immigration records available for the last name Desens. 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 173 military records available for the last name Desens. For the veterans among your Desens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Desens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Desens in 1963 was 63, and 63 in 2004.

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