French: topographic name for someone who lived beside a road, track, or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’), with the definite article la.


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You can see how Larue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Larue family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Larue families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Larue families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Larue's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Larue families in 1840.

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Larue surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Larue. 19% of Larue men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Larue women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Larue were Salesman and Waitress.

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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.


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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Larue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Larue census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Larue. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Larue. For the veterans among your Larue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Larue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Larue in 1943 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Larue 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.