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Desir Name Meaning

In some cases also French (Désir): from the personal name Désir a variant of Désiré (see Desire ). West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the French personal name Désir (see 2 below) or a nickname or ornamental name from French désir ‘desire’ (compare Mondesir ).

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


Similar surnames: Desio, Cesar, Delin, Deni, Denis, Demar, Nasir, Deger, Denig, Der

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Where is the Desir family from?

You can see how Desir families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desir family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Desir families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Desir families living in Nebraska. This was about 83% of all the recorded Desir's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Desir families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desir surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desir ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Desir. 60% of Desir men worked as a Farm Laborer. .

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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

  • Farm Laborer
    60%
  • Farmer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 326 census records available for the last name Desir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desir 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 245 immigration records available for the last name Desir. 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 20 military records available for the last name Desir. For the veterans among your Desir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desir lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Desir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Desir in 1967 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

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