Gauvreau Family History

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Gauvreau Name Meaning

French: of uncertain origin; possibly from a pet form of the Old French personal name Gauvin (see Gavin).

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

Similar surnames: Gaudreau, Galipeau, Goudeau, Garneau, Jarreau, Gautreau, Wavra

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Gauvreau Family Origin

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Gauvreau Family Occupations

What did your Gauvreau ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Cordonnier and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gauvreau. A less common occupation for the Gauvreau family was School. The most common Gauvreau occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 11% of Gauvreau's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Cordonnier

  • Journalier

  • School


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

Gauvreau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gauvreau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gauvreau 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 520 immigration records available for the last name Gauvreau. 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 Gauvreau. For the veterans among your Gauvreau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gauvreau Life Expectancy

What is the average Gauvreau lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gauvreau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gauvreau in 1949 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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