Lessard Family History

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Lessard Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, Old French essart (Late Latin exsartum, past participle of exsarire ‘to weed out’, ‘grub up’), with the definite article l’, or a habitational name from various places named Lessard or Lessart from this word.

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

Similar surnames: Leopard, Legard, Leonard, Lesser, Lessa, Gossard, Bossard, Brassard

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Lessard Family Origin

Where is the Lessard family from?

Lessard Family Occupations

What did your Lessard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lessard. A less common occupation for the Lessard family was Carpenter. The most common Lessard occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Lessard's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Lessard Historical Records

What Lessard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Lessard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lessard 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lessard. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lessard. For the veterans among your Lessard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lessard Life Expectancy

What is the average Lessard lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lessard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lessard in 1947 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lessard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lessard 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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