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Delafosse Name Meaning

French: variant of the topographic name Fosse, with the preposition and article de la, hence literally ‘from the ditch’.

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


Similar surnames: Delfosse, Lafosse, Laforge, Fosse, Delos, Ducasse, Delaplane

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Where is the Delafosse family from?

You can see how Delafosse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delafosse family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Delafosse families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Delafosse families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Delafosse's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Delafosse families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Delafosse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Delafosse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delafosse. 59% of Delafosse men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Delafosse women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delafosse were Farm Labor and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    59%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Helper
    9%
  • Farm Labor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Delafosse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delafosse 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 306 immigration records available for the last name Delafosse. 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 200 military records available for the last name Delafosse. For the veterans among your Delafosse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Delafosse lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Delafosse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Delafosse in 1957 was 69, and 83 in 2003.

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