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Lavigne Family History

Lavigne Name Meaning
French: from Old French vi(g)ne ‘vineyard’ (Latin vinea, a derivative of vinum ‘wine’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a vineyard; a metonymic occupational name for a vine dresser or the owner of a vineyard; or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named. In Canada, this is a frequent secondary surname, which has also been used alone since 1708.

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

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66,575 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,060 Military Records
4,117 Immigration Records
45,161 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lavigne Families

  • Number of Lavigne families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lavigne last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lavigne Family Origin

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Lavigne Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lavigne

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Lavigne Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Lavigne Civil War Service Records

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