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Lachance Name Meaning

French Canadian: nickname from French la chance ‘(the) luck’ used for a lucky individual (or ironically an unlucky one). Compare Luck 5.

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

Similar surnames: Lacharite, Lafrance, Chance, Labranche, Bachand, Lachney, Laplante

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Where is the Lachance family from?

You can see how Lachance families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lachance family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lachance families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Lachance families living in Maine. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lachance's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Lachance families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lachance surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lachance ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lachance. 13% of Lachance men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lachance women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lachance were Clerk and Stitcher. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stitcher
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Lachance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lachance 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lachance. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Lachance. For the veterans among your Lachance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lachance lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lachance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lachance in 1945 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

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