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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb De*for"est
To clear of forests; to disforest.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Remove the trees from ("The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks")
Wiktionary

de- +‎ forest

Notable Persons Named Deforest

DeForest Kelley was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1998. DeForest was given the name Jackson DeForest Kelley on January 20th, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on June 11th, 1999.

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DeForest Buckner is a football player. DeForest was born in 1994 in Waianae, Hawaii.

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DeForest Covan was an actor, dance, entertainment, dancer, and entertainer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1994. DeForest was born on September 9th, 1917 in Chicago. He died on September 8th, 2007.

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Dick was given the name DeForest Hall on March 20th, 1877 in Creston, Iowa. Dick is also known as Hall DeForest. He passed away on April 26th, 1926.

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DeForest Richards was a Governor of Wyoming. His most notable accomplishments were from 1899 to 1903. DeForest was born on August 6th, 1846 in Charlestown, New Hampshire. He passed away on April 28th, 1903.

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DeForest Porter was an Associate Justice and Arizona Territorial Supreme Court. DeForest was born on February 2nd, 1840 in Orleans County, New York. He left this life on February 17th, 1889.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Deforest

Calvert DeForest was an actor/comedian and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 2007. Calvert was given the name Calvert Grant DeForest on July 23rd, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He died on March 19th, 2007.

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Joe was born on April 17th, 1965 in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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Winifred Deforest Coffin was an actress. She was most active from 1922 to 1976. Winifred was given the name Winifred Deforest on October 16th, 1911 in Portage, Michigan. Winifred is also known as Winnie Coffin and Winnie Collins. She breathed her last breath on December 18th, 1986.

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Craig Edward DeForest is an astrophysicist. Craig was born on August 13th, 1968 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Deforest in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 9 0 9
1890 6 0 6
1891 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1904 6 0 6
1908 6 0 6
1911 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1913 12 0 12
1914 17 0 17
1915 18 0 18
1916 8 0 8
1917 23 0 23
1918 15 0 15
1919 24 0 24
1920 26 0 26
1921 24 0 24
1922 16 0 16
1923 14 0 14
1924 15 0 15
1925 14 0 14
1926 14 0 14
1927 18 0 18
1928 15 0 15
1929 18 0 18
1930 5 0 5
1931 9 0 9
1932 14 0 14
1933 9 0 9
1934 20 0 20
1935 16 0 16
1937 6 0 6
1938 7 0 7
1939 8 0 8
1940 6 0 6
1941 5 0 5
1942 6 0 6
1943 8 0 8
1944 11 0 11
1945 7 0 7
1947 15 0 15
1948 8 0 8
1949 13 0 13
1950 7 0 7
1951 9 0 9
1952 9 0 9
1953 7 0 7
1955 5 0 5
1956 6 0 6
1958 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1962 5 0 5
1965 9 0 9
1966 6 0 6
1967 6 0 6
1970 7 0 7
1971 8 0 8
1972 6 0 6
1973 5 0 5
1974 6 0 6
1979 5 0 5
1991 7 0 7
1992 7 0 7
1993 5 0 5
1994 8 0 8
1995 7 0 7
2001 5 0 5

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Popularity of Deforest as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Deforest U.S.
  White 92.80% 64.26%
  African American 1.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Deforest

People with the last name Deforest are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Deforest

  • How Popular is the name Deforest? Deforest is the 13,624th most popular name of all time. As a last name Deforest was the 11,597th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Deforest have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 667 babies born with the first name Deforest in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deforest to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deforest? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Deforest first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deforest is Friday, November 14th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Deforest born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deforest was in 1920 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Deforest Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Deforest is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Deforest: Your name in reverse order is Tserofed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsetfdoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Deforest? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,707 people with the last name Deforest.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Deforest? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Deforest as their last name since less than 1 person in 109k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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