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Lafosse Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch, a variant of Fosse, with the definite article la.

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


Similar surnames: Laforce, Laforge, Delafosse, Laporte, Laforest, Fosse, Labrosse

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Where is the Lafosse family from?

You can see how Lafosse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lafosse family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lafosse families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Lafosse families living in Quebec. This was about 79% of all the recorded Lafosse's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Lafosse families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lafosse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lafosse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lafosse. 42% of Lafosse men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Lafosse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lafosse were Owner and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    42%
  • Truck Driver
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Owner
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lafosse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lafosse 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 351 immigration records available for the last name Lafosse. 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 186 military records available for the last name Lafosse. For the veterans among your Lafosse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lafosse lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Lafosse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Lafosse in 1968 was 80, and 87 in 2004.

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