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Latour Family History

Latour Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Old French tur; or a habitational name from various places called Latour or La Tour. This is a French Canadian secondary surname, which has also been used independently since 1705.

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


Similar surnames: Lacour, Lanoue, Laur, Lajoie, Luton, Bator, Latner, Lancour, Badour

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Where is the Latour family from?

You can see how Latour families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Latour family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Latour families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 808 Latour families living in Quebec. This was about 84% of all the recorded Latour's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Latour families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Latour surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Latour ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Latour. 28% of Latour men worked as a Journalier and 20% of Latour women worked as a Commis. Some less common occupations for Americans named Latour were Chauffeur 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
    28%
  • Cultivateur
    14%
  • Labourer
    5%
  • Chauffeur
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Commis
    20%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Revenue
    16%
  • Servante
    12%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Latour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Latour 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 Latour. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Latour. For the veterans among your Latour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Latour lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Latour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Latour in 1953 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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