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Lanthier Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Lantier, Lantiez, composed of the Germanic elements land, ‘country’, and heri, ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Gauthier, Gonthier, Manier, Authier, Lander, Plantier, Lanter

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Where is the Lanthier family from?

You can see how Lanthier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanthier family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lanthier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Lanthier family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lanthier's in the USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Lanthier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanthier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanthier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lanthier. 28% of Lanthier men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lanthier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanthier were Salesman and Housework.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Lanthier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanthier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 737 immigration records available for the last name Lanthier. 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 629 military records available for the last name Lanthier. For the veterans among your Lanthier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lanthier lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lanthier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lanthier in 1950 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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