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Lesage Name Meaning

French: nickname for a wise man, from Old French sage ‘wise’, ‘shrewd’, ‘prudent’ (Late Latin sapius, from sapere ‘taste’, ‘discern’, ‘discriminate’), with the definite article le.

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


Similar surnames: Lepage, Sage, Lestage, Large, Legare, Lege, Lahaye, Visage, Legate

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Where is the Lesage family from?

You can see how Lesage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lesage families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Lesage family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lesage's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Lesage families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesage surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lesage. 23% of Lesage men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Lesage women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesage were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Office Work
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Lesage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lesage. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lesage. For the veterans among your Lesage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesage lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lesage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Lesage in 1944 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

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