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Laforge Family History

Laforge Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a forge or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one; a variant of Forge, with the definite article la.

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


Similar surnames: Laforce, Laporte, Forge, Lafosse, Lorge, Laborde, Lage, Lafarge

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Where is the Laforge family from?

You can see how Laforge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laforge family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Laforge families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 126 Laforge families living in Quebec. This was about 55% of all the recorded Laforge's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Laforge families in 1911.
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What did your Laforge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Fittaner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Laforge. 49% of Laforge men worked as a Cultivateur and 50% of Laforge women worked as a Fittaner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laforge were Farmer and Cultivateur.

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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
    49%
  • Journalier
    16%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Fittaner
    50%
  • Cultivateur
    50%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Laforge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laforge 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 892 immigration records available for the last name Laforge. 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 Laforge. For the veterans among your Laforge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laforge lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Laforge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laforge in 1950 was 30, and 81 in 2004.

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