Clair Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Clair (Latin Clarus ‘illustrious’), which was borne by a 3rd-century bishop of Nantes and by the 4th-century St. Clair of Aquitaine.

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


Similar surnames: Claire, Clare, Leclair, Clar, Claro, Claar, Clear, Caire, Klahr

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Clair Family Origin

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Clair Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer Son

    6%
  • Cultivateur

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clair family was Cultivateur. The most common Clair occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Clair's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clair.

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Clair Historical Records

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Clair Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Clair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Clair in 1944 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clair

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