Leclair Family History

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Leclair Name Meaning

French: from the adjective clair ‘bright’, ‘light’. Generally this would have been a nickname for a cheerful individual, although derivation from the personal name Clair (see Clare) is also possible. North American spelling variant of Leclerc.

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

Similar surnames: Auclair, Laclair, Clair, Claire, Leclerc, Laclaire, Claar, Gisclair

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Leclair Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leclair name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leclair. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Leclair Family Origin

Where is the Leclair family from?

Leclair Family Occupations

What did your Leclair ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leclair family was Painter. The most common Leclair occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Leclair's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leclair.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Painter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leclair ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leclair Historical Records

What Leclair family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Leclair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leclair census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leclair. 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 Card

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

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Leclair Life Expectancy

What is the average Leclair lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Leclair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leclair in 1943 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leclair ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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