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Laplante Name Meaning

French (mainly Poitou), and French Canadian: topographic name for someone who lived by a nursery or plantation (often one planted with vines), from French plant ‘(nursery) plantation (of trees, bushes)’; or a habitational name from places in Loire and Vienne called La Plante.

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


Similar surnames: Lalande, Plante, Laplace, Laprade, Lalanne, Delaplane, Lagrange

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Where is the Laplante family from?

You can see how Laplante families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laplante family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Laplante families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 62 Laplante families living in Massachusetts. This was about 41% of all the recorded Laplante's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Laplante families in 1880.
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What did your Laplante ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Laplante. 19% of Laplante men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Laplante women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laplante were Painter and Clerk. .

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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
    19%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Spinner
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Laplante lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Laplante life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Laplante in 1950 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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