Lapointe Family History

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Lapointe Name Meaning

French: apparently a nickname for a soldier, from Old French pointe ‘point (of a lance)’. Compare Lance. In Canada this is recorded as a secondary surname (from 1693 in Montreal), which has also been used independently since 1710.

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

Similar surnames: Laporte, Labonte, Laprise, Lavoie, Lajoie, Pointer, Laconte, Leconte

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Lapointe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lapointe name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lapointe. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lapointe Family Origin

Where is the Lapointe family from?

Lapointe Family Occupations

What did your Lapointe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lapointe. A less common occupation for the Lapointe family was Bakerr Shop. The most common Lapointe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Lapointe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Bakerr Shop


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

Lapointe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Lapointe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lapointe 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lapointe. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lapointe. For the veterans among your Lapointe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lapointe Life Expectancy

What is the average Lapointe lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lapointe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lapointe in 1945 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lapointe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lapointe 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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