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Lesperance Name Meaning

French Canadian: common secondary surname, used to distinguish different branches of the same family; from French espérance ‘hope’, with the definite article le, it could designate an optimistic person, or ironically, a pessimist. It is translated as Hope.

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


Similar surnames: Lestrange, Lafrance, Lachance, Laperle, Laprade, Lepere, Lagrange

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Where is the Lesperance family from?

You can see how Lesperance families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesperance family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lesperance families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 3 Lesperance families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Lesperance's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Lesperance families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesperance surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesperance ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lesperance. 28% of Lesperance men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Lesperance women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesperance were Fireman 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
    28%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Fireman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Lesperance lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lesperance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lesperance in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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