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Lavalle Name Meaning

Italian (also La Valle): topographic name from valle ‘valley’ (from Latin vallis) or a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word. Compare Valle . French (Lavallé): variant of Lavallée ‘the valley’ (see Lavallee ) and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

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

Similar surnames: Lavallee, Lavelle, Lasalle, Valle, La Valla, Lacelle, De Valle

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Where is the Lavalle family from?

You can see how Lavalle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavalle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavalle families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 7 Lavalle families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Lavalle's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lavalle families in 1840.
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What did your Lavalle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lavalle. 23% of Lavalle men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Lavalle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavalle were Foreman 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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lavalle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavalle 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavalle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lavalle. For the veterans among your Lavalle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavalle lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lavalle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lavalle in 1950 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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