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Lecuyer Family History

Lecuyer Name Meaning

French (Lécuyer): status name with fused definite article l' from écuyer ‘squire’ a term originally meaning ‘shield-bearer’ (from Latin scutarius a derivative of scutum ‘shield’). This became a status name for a man belonging to the social rank immediately below that of knight. In North America the surname was sometimes translated into English as Cook ; the original term écuyer having lost transparency of meaning it was taken as a noun derivative of the verb cuire ‘to cook’. Compare Lagoy and Lequire .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Metayer, Denyer, Lever, Leber, Lichter, Lockyer, Letcher, Lechner

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Where is the Lecuyer family from?

You can see how Lecuyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lecuyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lecuyer families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 312 Lecuyer families living in Quebec. This was about 88% of all the recorded Lecuyer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Lecuyer families in 1911.
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What did your Lecuyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Lecuyer. 36% of Lecuyer men worked as a Cultivateur and 34% of Lecuyer women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lecuyer were Labourer and Domestic. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Institutrice
  • Mnagre
  • Employ
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lecuyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lecuyer 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 Lecuyer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lecuyer. For the veterans among your Lecuyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lecuyer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lecuyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lecuyer in 1942 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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