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Lajoie Name Meaning

French Canadian: common secondary surname, also used independently since 1784, from la joie ‘joy’, hence a nickname for a happy, cheerful person.

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


Similar surnames: Lavoie, Larose, Lanoue, Laporte, Dejoie, Lamond, Larowe, Laroe

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Where is the Lajoie family from?

You can see how Lajoie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lajoie family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lajoie families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 877 Lajoie families living in Quebec. This was about 87% of all the recorded Lajoie's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Lajoie families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lajoie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lajoie ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lajoie. 22% of Lajoie men worked as a Journalier and 18% of Lajoie women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lajoie were Labourer and Servante.

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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
    22%
  • Cultivateur
    18%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    18%
  • Avern
    18%
  • Revenue
    14%
  • Servante
    9%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Lajoie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lajoie 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lajoie. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lajoie. For the veterans among your Lajoie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lajoie lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lajoie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lajoie in 1952 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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