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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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Where is the Lafrance family from?

You can see how Lafrance families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lafrance family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lafrance families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 11 Lafrance families living in Louisiana. This was about 61% of all the recorded Lafrance's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Lafrance families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lafrance surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lafrance ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lafrance. 22% of Lafrance men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lafrance women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lafrance were Salesman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 3,000 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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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.

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