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Lesperance Family History

Lesperance Name Meaning
French Canadian: common secondary surname, used to distinguish different branches of the same family; from French espérance ‘hope’, with the definite article le, it could designate an optimistic person, or ironically, a pessimist. It is translated as Hope.

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

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Name Distribution of Lesperance Families

  • Number of Lesperance families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lesperance last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lesperance Family Origin

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Lesperance Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lesperance

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Lesperance Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lesperance census records

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Lesperance Civil War Service Records

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