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Laferriere Name Meaning

French (Laferrière): habitational name from La Ferrière the name of several places in various parts of France indicating the presence of iron mines or ironworking forges from a derivative of fer ‘iron’.

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

Similar surnames: Laperriere, Laverdiere, Ferrier, Laverdure, Lariviere, Barriere

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Where is the Laferriere family from?

You can see how Laferriere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laferriere family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Laferriere families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 364 Laferriere families living in Quebec. This was about 92% of all the recorded Laferriere's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Laferriere families in 1911.
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What did your Laferriere ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Laferriere. 23% of Laferriere men worked as a Cultivateur and 29% of Laferriere women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laferriere were Cultivateur and Income. .

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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
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Institutrice
  • Modiste
  • Servante
  • Income
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 591 immigration records available for the last name Laferriere. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Laferriere. For the veterans among your Laferriere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laferriere lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Laferriere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Laferriere in 1961 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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