Lafontaine Family History

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Lafontaine Name Meaning

French: topgraphic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, a variant of Fontaine, with the definite article la.

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


Similar surnames: Lamontagne, Fontaine, Prefontaine, Fountain, Lafortune, Montagne

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Lafontaine Family Origin

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Lafontaine Family Occupations

What did your Lafontaine ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lafontaine occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Lafontaine's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lafontaine. A less common occupation for the Lafontaine family was Boarding Housekeeper.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Painter

    7%
  • Boarding Housekeeper

    4%

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

Lafontaine Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lafontaine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lafontaine 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Lafontaine. 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 Lafontaine. For the veterans among your Lafontaine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lafontaine Life Expectancy

What is the average Lafontaine lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lafontaine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Lafontaine in 1950 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lafontaine

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lafontaine ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Lafontaine Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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