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Lafayette Name Meaning

Southern French: diminutive of Lafaye, a topographic name for someone living near a beech tree or beech wood, from Old French fage, variant of fou ‘beech’ (Latin fagus).

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


Similar surnames: Lavalette, Lafitte, Laforest, Vallette, Lafuente, Fayette, Malette

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Lafayette Family Origin

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Lafayette Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter Joiner

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Farmer Son

    20%
  • Merchant

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lafayette family was Merchant. Carpenter Joiner, Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lafayette. The most common Lafayette occupation in Canada was Carpenter Joiner. 20% of Lafayette's were Carpenter Joiners.

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Lafayette Historical Records

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Lafayette Life Expectancy

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Famous Lafayette Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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