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Lapierre Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of stony soil or by a large outcrop of rock, from Old French pierre ‘stone’, ‘rock’ (Latin petra, from Greek), with the definite article la, or a habitational name from various places named Lapierre or La Pierre, with the same meaning. It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a quarryman or stone carver. In the U.S. it is often translated as Stone.

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


Similar surnames: Pierre, La Pietra, Laporte, Labarre, Lanier, La Torre, Laquerre

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Where is the Lapierre family from?

You can see how Lapierre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lapierre family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lapierre families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Lapierre family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Lapierre's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Lapierre families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lapierre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lapierre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lapierre. 12% of Lapierre men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lapierre women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lapierre were Truck Driver and Stitcher.

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stitcher
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Lapierre. For the veterans among your Lapierre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lapierre lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lapierre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lapierre in 1942 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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