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Lafave Name Meaning

North American variant of French Lefevre, the most common name in French-speaking Canada. As the vocabulary word fèvre ‘smith’ was replaced by forgeron, the meaning of the old word became opaque, and the name was reinterpreted by French Canadian immigrants as Lafève, from fève ‘(fava) bean’ (see Bean). Lafève would be heard as Lafave by English ears.

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

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Lafave Family Origin

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Lafave Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lafave. The most common Lafave occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Lafave's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lafave family was Carpenter.

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Lafave Life Expectancy

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