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Drapeau Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth from a derivative of Old French drap ‘cloth’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Draper, Drape, Brideau, Rideau, Rambeau, Rapa, Pruneau, Grape, Graper

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Where is the Drapeau family from?

You can see how Drapeau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drapeau family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Drapeau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 537 Drapeau families living in Quebec. This was about 97% of all the recorded Drapeau's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Drapeau families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drapeau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drapeau ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Drapeau. 34% of Drapeau men worked as a Cultivateur and 47% of Drapeau women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drapeau were Comptable 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
  • Comptable

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Modiste
  • Mnagre
  • Couturire
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Drapeau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drapeau 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Drapeau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Drapeau. For the veterans among your Drapeau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drapeau lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Drapeau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Drapeau in 1944 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

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