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Laforest Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one, from Old French forest, with the definite article la. Unlike modern French forêt, forest was not simply a word for extensive woodland, but referred specifically to large, partly or mainly wooded areas reserved by law for the king and his nobles to hunt in. Americanized form of French La Forêt, a modern spelling of 1, here translated into English with the article left intact. Compare Lafontaine.

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


Similar surnames: Forrest, Foret, Deforest, Laforge, Forst, Lefort, Laforce, Lafosse

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Laforest Family Origin

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Laforest Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer, Planter and Bartender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laforest. A less common occupation for the Laforest family was Carpenter. The most common Laforest occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Laforest's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    13%
  • Planter

    13%
  • Bartender

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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Laforest Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Laforest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Laforest in 1951 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

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