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Labat Family History

Labat Name Meaning

from Occitan l’abat ‘the priest’. Compare Labbe. topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Gascon dialect la bat ‘the valley’, equivalent of French Lavalle.

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


Similar surnames: Labay, Labit, Sabat, Raba, Lama, Lazar, Lachat, Sabot, Lant, Lab

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Where is the Labat family from?

You can see how Labat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Labat family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Labat families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Labat families living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Labat's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Labat families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Labat surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Labat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Labat. 29% of Labat men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Labat women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Labat were Fisherman and Stenographer. .

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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
    29%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Bartender
    10%
  • Fisherman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    31%
  • Waitress
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Labat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Labat 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Labat. 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 597 military records available for the last name Labat. For the veterans among your Labat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Labat lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Labat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Labat in 1950 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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