Louisiana Census - 1900



Using the actual images of the U.S. census available online (www.ancestry.com), I am extracting the Pitre families from the parishes in which Pitres are most prolific and placing those results online (links appear below).  Other parishes and districts will be added as time allows.  Please contact me if you have queries, corrections, or a specific reference (parish, district, ward, page #) you’d like checked.


My extractions include only the parent/s, children, ages, occupations, location, and others at the address.  There are also Acadian-surname families within some parishes that have race as black or mulatto (mixed race parentage). These families were most probably the descendants of slaves from the various plantations and farms and quite likely were either given or took the surname of the owner as their own surname once slavery was abolished.  Race is white unless indicated otherwise: B for black, Mul for mulatto. 


I have included the reference for the entry if you wish to access or order the census page itself.  The entire entry includes the following:


Questions asked in the 1900 Census:

1- name of each person in the household

2- address

3- relationship to the head of the household

4- color or race

5- sex

6- month and year of birth

7- age at last birthday

8- marital status

9- the number of years married

10- the total number of children born of the mother

11- the number of those children living

12- places of birth of each individual and the parents of each individual

13- if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States

14- the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one

15- occupation

16- whether the person could read, write, and speak English

17- whether the home was owned or rented

18- whether the home was on a farm

19- whether the home was mortgaged



Links to parishes for 1900 Louisiana Census:

Calcasieu Parish

Iberia Parish

Jefferson Parish

Lafayette Parish

Lafourche Parish

Orleans Parish

St. James Parish

St. Landry Parish

St. Martin Parish

St. Mary Parish

Terrebonne Parish



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