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Laforce Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortress or stronghold; a variant of Force, with the definite article la.

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


Similar surnames: Laforge, Lafosse, Force, Laporte, Laborde, Leforce, Lafitte, Lavoie

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Where is the Laforce family from?

You can see how Laforce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laforce family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Laforce families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 215 Laforce families living in Quebec. This was about 91% of all the recorded Laforce's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Laforce families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laforce surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laforce ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Bourgeoise were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Laforce. 29% of Laforce men worked as a Journalier.

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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

  • Journalier
    29%
  • Cultivateur
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bourgeoise
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Laforce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laforce 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 713 immigration records available for the last name Laforce. 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 Laforce. For the veterans among your Laforce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laforce lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Laforce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Laforce in 1953 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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