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Charbonneau Family History

Charbonneau Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of Old French charbon ‘coal’ applied as a as a metonymic occupational name for a coal miner or coal merchant or as a nickname for someone with exceptionally dark skin or hair. Compare Charbeneau Charboneau Cole and Sharbono .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Carbonell, Carbone, Carbon, Rondeau, Charboneau, Charron, Carbonneau

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Where is the Charbonneau family from?

You can see how Charbonneau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Charbonneau family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Charbonneau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 2 Charbonneau families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Charbonneau's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Charbonneau families in 1891.
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What did your Charbonneau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Charbonneau. 17% of Charbonneau men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Charbonneau women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charbonneau were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Charbonneau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charbonneau 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 Charbonneau. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Charbonneau. For the veterans among your Charbonneau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Charbonneau lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Charbonneau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Charbonneau in 1944 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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