History of your Surname
Get access to Lavigne family records.Start a free trial

Lavigne Family History

Lavigne Name Meaning

French:: from Old French vi(g)ne ‘vineyard’ (from Latin vinea a derivative of vinum ‘wine’) hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a vineyard or a metonymic occupational name for a vine dresser or the owner of a vineyard (compare Vigne ). It is formed with fused feminine definite article la. habitational name from any of numerous places in various parts of France called Lavigne or La Vigne named with vi(g)ne ‘vineyard’ (see 1 above). soldier's name from la vigne ‘the vine’. Compare Lavene Lavine and Levine .

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

Similar surnames: Lavigna, Vignes, Laine, Lavin, Lavergne, Saline, Savin, Lavene, Vigna

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lavigne family from?

You can see how Lavigne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavigne family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavigne families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1901 there were 3 Lavigne families living in Moray. This was 100% of all the recorded Lavigne's in Scotland. Moray had the highest population of Lavigne families in 1901.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lavigne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lavigne ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Lavigne. 100% of Lavigne women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Lavigne | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lavigne family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Lavigne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavigne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Lavigne

Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavigne. 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.

View all Lavigne immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Lavigne. For the veterans among your Lavigne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lavigne military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lavigne family history

Discover More

What is the average Lavigne lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lavigne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lavigne in 1940 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lavigne

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lavigne family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial