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Lauve Family History

Lauve Name Meaning

French: unexplained. This name occurs chiefly in Louisiana. Norwegian: unexplained. Possibly a respelling of North German Lauwe, a variant of Lau 1.

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

Similar surnames: Laue, Laude, Lause, Laube, Lau, Paule, Lampe, Lande, Sauve, Laine

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Where is the Lauve family from?

You can see how Lauve families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lauve family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lauve families were found in the USA in 1880, and Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 6 Lauve families living in Louisiana. This was about 86% of all the recorded Lauve's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Lauve families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lauve surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lauve ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the US named Lauve. 22% of Lauve men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farming
  • Barber
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lauve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lauve 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 261 immigration records available for the last name Lauve. 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 329 military records available for the last name Lauve. For the veterans among your Lauve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lauve lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lauve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lauve in 1964 was 83, and 91 in 2004.

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