Valois Family History

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Valois Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, or a habitational name from any of the various places called Val(l)ois, or regional name from the district in northern France so called, which was once an independent duchy. In all cases the source is an adjective derivative of Old French val ‘valley’ (see Vale).

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


Similar surnames: Vallin, Valles, Vales, Fallis, Blois, Marois, Calais, Vallie, Valdes

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Valois Family Origin

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Valois Family Occupations

What did your Valois ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valois. 16% of Valois men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Valois women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valois were Carpenter and Houseworker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Weaver
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Houseworker
    8%

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

Valois Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Valois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valois 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Valois. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Valois. For the veterans among your Valois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Valois Life Expectancy

What is the average Valois lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Valois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Valois in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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