Lavigne Family History

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Lavigne Name Meaning

French: from Old French vi(g)ne ‘vineyard’ (Latin vinea, a derivative of vinum ‘wine’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a vineyard; a metonymic occupational name for a vine dresser or the owner of a vineyard; or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named. In Canada, this is a frequent secondary surname, which has also been used alone since 1708.

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

Similar surnames: Lavigna, Vignes, Laine, Lavin, Lavergne, Saline, Savin, Lavene, Vigna

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Lavigne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lavigne name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lavigne. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lavigne Family Origin

Where is the Lavigne family from?

Lavigne Family Occupations

What did your Lavigne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lavigne family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lavigne. The most common Lavigne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Lavigne's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Lavigne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Lavigne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavigne 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavigne. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Lavigne. For the veterans among your Lavigne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lavigne Life Expectancy

What is the average Lavigne lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lavigne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lavigne in 1940 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lavigne 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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