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Lasalle Name Meaning

French:: topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house from Old French sale ‘large room hall’ with the definite article la. habitational name from La Salle or Lasalle the name of several places in various parts of France from the same Old French word as 1 above. Compare Lassalle and Salle

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


Similar surnames: Lavallee, Lavalle, Lasell, Salle, Lassalle, Lavelle, Casale, Ladage

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Where is the Lasalle family from?

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

What did your Lasalle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lasalle. 20% of Lasalle men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lasalle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lasalle were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Lasalle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lasalle 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lasalle. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lasalle. For the veterans among your Lasalle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lasalle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lasalle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lasalle in 1942 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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