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Lavallee Name Meaning

French and Canadian (Lavallée): topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Old French val (Latin vallis), with the definite article la; or a habitational name from any of numerous places called Lavallée. French Canadian: secondary surname, used to distinguish a branch of a family (for example the Paquettes) living in a valley, as opposed to others, for example those living by a river (Paquette dit LaRivière).

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


Similar surnames: Lavalle, Lasalle, Lavelle, Vallee, Valle, Valles, Lavalley, Vallet

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Where is the Lavallee family from?

You can see how Lavallee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavallee family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavallee families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 108 Lavallee families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lavallee's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Lavallee families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lavallee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lavallee ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Couturire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lavallee. 16% of Lavallee men worked as a Cultivateur and 13% of Lavallee women worked as a Couturire. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavallee were Farmer and Clerk.

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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
    16%
  • Cultivateur
    12%
  • Journalier
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Couturire
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Institutrice
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Lavallee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavallee 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavallee. 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 Lavallee. For the veterans among your Lavallee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavallee lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lavallee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lavallee in 1944 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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