Provencher Family History

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Provencher Name Meaning

French: perhaps derived from Provenchère, a habitational name from either of two places so called in Doubs and Haute-Saône; or from places called Provenchères in Orne, Aveyron, Vosges, and Haute-Marne.

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


Similar surnames: Prechel, Provencal, Reicher, Prescher, Roscher, Vercher, Cravener

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Provencher Family Origin

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Provencher Family Occupations

What did your Provencher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Cultivateur and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Provencher. A less common occupation for the Provencher family was Journalier. The most common Provencher occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Provencher's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Cultivateur

    15%
  • School

    14%
  • Journalier

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Provencher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Provencher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Provencher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Provencher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Provencher. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Provencher. For the veterans among your Provencher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Provencher Life Expectancy

What is the average Provencher lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Provencher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Provencher in 1943 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Provencher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Provencher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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