History of your Surname
Get access to Lareau family records.Start a free trial

Lareau Family History

Lareau Name Meaning

French Canadian: altered form of French De la Raue itself possibly an intermediate altered form of Delarue or alternatively a habitational name for someone from La Roë a place in Mayenne in northwestern France. Compare Laro Laroe Larowe Larreau and Larrow .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ladeau, Jarreau, Barbeau, Garceau, Larese, Barreau, Lara, Luneau

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lareau family from?

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

What did your Lareau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lareau. 28% of Lareau men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Lareau women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lareau were Truck Driver and School Teacher. .

View Census Data for Lareau | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Foreman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • School Teacher
    12%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lareau family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lareau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lareau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Lareau

Passenger Lists

There are 661 immigration records available for the last name Lareau. 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.

View all Lareau immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lareau. For the veterans among your Lareau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lareau military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lareau family history

Discover More

What is the average Lareau lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lareau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lareau in 1954 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lareau

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lareau family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Lareau last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial