Clair Family History

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Clair Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Clair (Latin Clarus ‘illustrious’), which was borne by a 3rd-century bishop of Nantes and by the 4th-century St. Clair of Aquitaine.

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


Similar surnames: Claire, Clare, Leclair, Clar, Claro, Claar, Clear, Caire, Klahr

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Clair Family Origin

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Clair Family Occupations

What did your Clair ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clair. 19% of Clair men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Clair women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clair were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Clair Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Clair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clair census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Clair. 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 Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Clair. For the veterans among your Clair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clair Life Expectancy

What is the average Clair lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Clair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Clair in 1944 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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