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Lapointe Family History

Lapointe Name Meaning

French: apparently a nickname for a soldier, from Old French pointe ‘point (of a lance)’. Compare Lance. In Canada this is recorded as a secondary surname (from 1693 in Montreal), which has also been used independently since 1710.

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

Similar surnames: Laporte, Labonte, Laprise, Lavoie, Lajoie, Pointer, Laconte, Leconte

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Where is the Lapointe family from?

You can see how Lapointe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lapointe family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lapointe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 134 Lapointe families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Lapointe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lapointe families in 1911.
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What did your Lapointe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lapointe. 24% of Lapointe men worked as a Cultivateur and 10% of Lapointe women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lapointe were Labourer and Commis.

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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
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
  • Servante
  • Mnagre
  • Commis
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Lapointe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lapointe 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lapointe. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lapointe. For the veterans among your Lapointe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lapointe lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lapointe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lapointe in 1945 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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