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Lavoie Family History

Lavoie Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a road, French voie (Latin via). This is a very common secondary surname in Canada; it was first seen in Cap Rouge in 1667, taken there from Charente Maritime, and has also been used independently since 1690.

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


Similar surnames: Lajoie, Larose, Laporte, Lavene, Savoie, Lavier, Lanoue, Lavin, Lavis

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Where is the Lavoie family from?

You can see how Lavoie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavoie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Lavoie families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 24 Lavoie families living in Maine. This was about 24% of all the recorded Lavoie's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Lavoie families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lavoie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lavoie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lavoie. 17% of Lavoie men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Lavoie women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavoie were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    7%
  • Spinner
    7%
  • Weaver
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavoie. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lavoie. For the veterans among your Lavoie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavoie lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lavoie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lavoie in 1944 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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