History of your Surname
Get access to Lafon family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Lafon Family History

Lafon Surname Meaning

French: variant of Lafont and Lafond and in North America also an altered form of these.

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


Similar surnames: Lafoon, Lafond, Lafoy, Lamon, Ligon, Baron, Lafont, Lamond, Lebon

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lafon family from?

You can see how Lafon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lafon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lafon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Lafon families living in Warwickshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lafon's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Lafon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lafon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lafon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lafon. 27% of Lafon men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Lafon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lafon were Farming and Bookkeeper. .

View Census Data for Lafon | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lafon family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lafon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lafon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Lafon

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lafon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Lafon immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Lafon military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lafon family history

Discover More

What is the average Lafon lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lafon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lafon in 1943 was 41, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lafon

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lafon family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Lafon last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial