Leroux Family History

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Leroux Name Meaning

French: nickname for a person with red hair, from Old French rous ‘red(-haired)’ (Latin russ(e)us), with the definite article le. This name is associated with the Huguenots in British America; notably, with silversmiths in SC and NY.

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

Similar surnames: Leroy, Ledoux, Roux, Leleux, Lebrun, Larue, Legros, Leduc, Heroux

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Leroux Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leroux name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leroux. 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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Leroux Family Origin

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Leroux Family Occupations

What did your Leroux ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leroux. A less common occupation for the Leroux family was Beer Saloon. The most common Leroux occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Leroux's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Beer Saloon


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

Leroux Historical Records

What Leroux family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Leroux. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leroux 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Leroux. 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 Leroux. For the veterans among your Leroux ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leroux Life Expectancy

What is the average Leroux lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Leroux life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leroux in 1941 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leroux 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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