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Lavasseur Family History

Lavasseur Name Meaning

Respelling of French Levasseur, a status name from Old French vasseor ‘vassal’ (a short form of vavasseur), with the generalized use of the feminine definite article la in place of the masculine le, which is characteristic of Canada and New England.

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


Similar surnames: Levasseur, Lamaster, Vassar, Lavallee, Lafleur, Lagasse, Lacasse

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Where is the Lavasseur family from?

You can see how Lavasseur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavasseur family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavasseur families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Lavasseur families living in Essex. This was 100% of all the recorded Lavasseur's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Lavasseur families in 1891.
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What did your Lavasseur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lavasseur. 35% of Lavasseur men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Lavasseur women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavasseur were Hauling Wood 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Weaver
    7%
  • Hauling Wood
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Stitcher
    19%
  • Winder
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lavasseur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavasseur 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Lavasseur. 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 224 military records available for the last name Lavasseur. For the veterans among your Lavasseur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavasseur lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lavasseur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lavasseur in 1962 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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