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Ledet Family History

Ledet Name Meaning

French: variant of Ledé from le dé meaning either ‘the thimble’ or ‘the die’ hence used as a metonymic occupational name for a stitcher or tailor or as a nickname for a gambler. Compare Leday 1 and Ledee

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


Similar surnames: Lehew, Lemer, Lent, Lege, Leger, Leduc, Lerew, Leder, Lever, Cadet

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Where is the Ledet family from?

You can see how Ledet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ledet family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ledet families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Ledet families living in Quebec. This was about 62% of all the recorded Ledet's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ledet families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ledet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ledet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ledet. 34% of Ledet men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Ledet women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ledet were Barber and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    16%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ledet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledet 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 356 immigration records available for the last name Ledet. 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 Ledet. For the veterans among your Ledet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ledet lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ledet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ledet in 1953 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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