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Chalifour Name Meaning

French (Savoy): variant of Chaufour, from chaux ‘lime’ + four ‘oven’, ‘kiln’; a topographic name for someone who lived by a lime kiln, a habitational name from any of various places named with this term, or a metonymic occupational name for a lime burner.

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

Similar surnames: Chaloux, Balfour, Chalker, Champoux, Calder, Chalfant, Halford

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Where is the Chalifour family from?

You can see how Chalifour families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chalifour family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Chalifour families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 395 Chalifour families living in Quebec. This was about 90% of all the recorded Chalifour's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Chalifour families in 1911.
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What did your Chalifour ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Chalifour. 39% of Chalifour men worked as a Cultivateur and 29% of Chalifour women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chalifour were Fils Cultivateur and Couturire.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Fils Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
  • C Servant
  • Commis
  • Couturire
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Chalifour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chalifour 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 319 immigration records available for the last name Chalifour. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 234 military records available for the last name Chalifour. For the veterans among your Chalifour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chalifour lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Chalifour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Chalifour in 1954 was 47, and 90 in 2004.

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