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Lavier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for someone who quarried a kind of flat sandstone called lave (from Latin lapis), which was used for roofing.

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


Similar surnames: Lanier, Laver, Clavier, Laier, Lavoie, Lander, Lever, Vivier, Levier

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Where is the Lavier family from?

You can see how Lavier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Lavier families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lavier's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lavier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lavier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lavier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lavier. 27% of Lavier men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Lavier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavier were Salesman and Nurse.

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    38%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Assistant Manager
    13%
  • Nurse
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lavier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavier 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 476 immigration records available for the last name Lavier. 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 355 military records available for the last name Lavier. For the veterans among your Lavier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavier lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lavier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Lavier in 1963 was 66, and 89 in 2004.

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