Lenoir Family History

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Lenoir Name Meaning

French: nickname for a dark-haired or swarthy individual, from noir ‘black’ with the definite article le.

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

Similar surnames: Lemer, Lajoie, Lemoi, Lenger, Senor, Lefor, Benoit, Lenker, Revoir

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Lenoir Family Origin

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Lenoir Family Occupations

What did your Lenoir ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lenoir family was Keeping House. The most common Lenoir occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Lenoir's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lenoir.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Lenoir Historical Records

What Lenoir family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lenoir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lenoir 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Lenoir. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lenoir. For the veterans among your Lenoir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lenoir Life Expectancy

What is the average Lenoir lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lenoir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lenoir in 1944 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lenoir

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lenoir 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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