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Lafrance Name Meaning

French: habitational name given to someone from France, at the time when the name only applied to those lands belonging to the French king (excluding many areas of what is now France), or from the Île de France, a region centered on Paris. It was a surname given to soldiers in the feudal period. In French Canada it is a secondary surname, which has also been used alone since 1714. .

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


Similar surnames: Laprade, Defrance, France, Labranche, Lawrence, Lance, Lalande

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Lafrance Family Origin

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Lafrance Family Occupations

What did your Lafrance ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lafrance family was Machinist. The most common Lafrance occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Lafrance's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lafrance.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Machinist

    6%

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

Lafrance Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lafrance Life Expectancy

What is the average Lafrance lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Lafrance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lafrance in 1949 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lafrance

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lafrance 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.

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