Croteau Family History

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Croteau Name Meaning

French: of uncertain derivation; perhaps a diminutive of Crotte, a topographical name from Latin crypta ‘grotto’. Since the name Crotte is spelled and pronounced the same as a word meaning ‘excrement’, a family might have welcomed the opportunity to vary it.

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


Similar surnames: Chateau, Groleau, Comeau, Pruneau, Prioleau, Crotteau, Cromer

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Croteau Family Origin

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Croteau Family Occupations

What did your Croteau ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Croteau. A less common occupation for the Croteau family was School. The most common Croteau occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 31% of Croteau's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    31%
  • Journalier

    11%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • School

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Croteau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Croteau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Croteau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croteau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Croteau. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Croteau. For the veterans among your Croteau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Croteau Life Expectancy

What is the average Croteau lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Croteau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Croteau in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Croteau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Croteau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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