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Lorette Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Lorette in the Loire, whose name is cognate with that of Loreto in Italy. French: from a French form of Italian Loreto, either a metronymic from the female personal name or the surname probably alludes to the Italian place name, possibly denoting someone who had been on a pilgrimage to Loreto. French and English: from a pet form of Laura, a feminine form of Lawrence.

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


Similar surnames: Loreto, Monette, Surette, Odette, Lerette, Durette, Lovett, Moretto

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Where is the Lorette family from?

You can see how Lorette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lorette families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Lorette families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Lorette's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Lorette families in 1911.
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What did your Lorette ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Couturire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lorette. 22% of Lorette men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Lorette women worked as a Couturire. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lorette were Blacksmith 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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Machinist
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Blacksmith
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Couturire
    43%
  • Student
    29%
  • Servante
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 555 immigration records available for the last name Lorette. 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 351 military records available for the last name Lorette. For the veterans among your Lorette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lorette lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lorette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lorette in 1962 was 66, and 79 in 2004.

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