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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dessalines

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

S is for strength, there when needed.

S is for special, you are, you know!

A is for authentic, be real

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

S is for serious, not always joking.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dessalines

She holds the title Empress consort of Haiti and List of Haitian consorts. Her career lasted from 1804 to 1806. Marie-Claire was born in 1758 in Léogâne. She breathed her last breath on August 8th, 1858.


Jean-Jacques Dessalines is a Governor-General of Haiti.


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Popularity of Dessalines as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dessalines U.S.
  White 2.17% 64.26%
  African American 91.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dessalines

People with the last name Dessalines are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dessalines

  • How Popular is the name Dessalines? As a last name Dessalines was the 70,833rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dessalines first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dessalines is Saturday, March 1st, 1919.
  • How unique is the name Dessalines? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dessalines. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dessalines: Your name in reverse order is Senilassed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Easnldisse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dessalines? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 276 people with the last name Dessalines.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dessalines? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dessalines as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Dessalines born May 27, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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