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Soileau Family History

Soileau Name Meaning

French (northern): derivative of Old French (now regional) soile ‘rye’ used as a metonymic occupational name for a grower or merchant. This surname is no longer found in France; in the US it is most common in LA.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boileau, Rouleau, Silvas, Prioleau, Valleau, Soler, Sole, Compeau

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Where is the Soileau family from?

You can see how Soileau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soileau family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Soileau families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Soileau families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Soileau's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Soileau families in 1840.
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What did your Soileau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Soileau. 59% of Soileau men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Soileau women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soileau were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Helper
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Soileau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soileau 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 227 immigration records available for the last name Soileau. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Soileau. For the veterans among your Soileau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soileau lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Soileau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Soileau in 1953 was 59, and 71 in 2004.

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