Lafitte Family History

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Lafitte Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary mark, Old French fitte (Late Latin fixta petra ‘fixed stone’, from the past participle of figere ‘to fix or fasten’), or habitational name from any of several places in western France named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Lavigne, Labit, Laporte, Matte, Lafayette, Platte, Parfitt, Laine

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Lafitte Family Origin

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Lafitte Family Occupations

What did your Lafitte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lafitte family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, At Home and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lafitte. The most common Lafitte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Lafitte's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lafitte ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lafitte Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lafitte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lafitte 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 946 immigration records available for the last name Lafitte. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lafitte. For the veterans among your Lafitte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lafitte Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lafitte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lafitte in 1960 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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