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Leclerc Family History

Leclerc Name Meaning

French and Walloon: occupational or status name for a member of a minor religious order or for a scholar a variant of French Clerc with fused masculine definite article le. Compare Leclair and Leclere . Altered form of French Auclair . Altered form of French Clair . Altered form of French Petitclerc a compound of Petit ‘small’ and Clerc (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Leclere, Clerc, Leclercq, Clerk, Legler, Lemer, Beucler, Meckler

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Where is the Leclerc family from?

You can see how Leclerc families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leclerc family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leclerc families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Leclerc family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Leclerc's in USA. New York had the highest population of Leclerc families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leclerc surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leclerc ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leclerc. 18% of Leclerc men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Leclerc women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leclerc were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Weaver
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Leclerc. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Leclerc. For the veterans among your Leclerc ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leclerc lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Leclerc life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Leclerc in 1955 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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