St. Louis Family History

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St. Louis Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of several places so called (in Aude, Dordogne, Gironde, Haut-Rhin, and Moselle), named with a religious dedication to a St. Louis (see Lewis). In some instances the suffix St may have been an ironic attachment to the family name Louis. As a secondary surname, it is associated with many surnames, including Despres, Doucet, Gaudet, Jourdain, Louis, Roy, and Supernant.

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

Similar surnames: St. Denis, St. Ours, St. Aubin, St. Andre, St. Marie, St. Ores

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St. Louis Family Origin

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St. Louis Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker

  • Carpenter


In 1880, a less common occupation for the St. Louis family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by St. Louis. The most common St. Louis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of St. Louis's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for St. Louis | Data not to scale

St. Louis Historical Records

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St. Louis Life Expectancy

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