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Lefevre Name Meaning

French (Lefèvre): occupational name for an ironworker or smith, Old French fevre. One of the most common names in France from an early date, this was taken to Britain and Ireland by the Normans, by the French to Canada, and by the Huguenots (with the variant form Lefebre) to colonial America and elsewhere. In Canada, there were so many bearers of this name that many nicknames and epithets (secondary surnames or ‘dit’ names) were employed to distinguish between one family and another. Thus, for example, the Lefevre called Descoteaux became Hill by translation, and the Lefevre called Boulanger became Baker. Since fevre ‘smith’ had ceded as a general vocabulary word to forgeron in French, the meaning of the name was no longer understood; in some cases it was reconstructed as Lafeve (Latin faba) and translated as Bean.

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


Similar surnames: Lefebvre, Revere, Lefebre, Lever, Leer, Lelievre, Lepere, Severe

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Lefevre Family Origin

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Lefevre Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Lefevre occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Lefevre's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lefevre family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lefevre.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Passenger List

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Lefevre Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lefevre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lefevre in 1946 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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