Louisiana Census - 1920


Using online images of the U.S. census (www.ancestry.com), I have been extracting the Pitre families from the parishes in which Pitres are most prolific.† I am placing my transcriptions of these entries online (links appear below).† Please contact me if you have queries or corrections.


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 on the 1920 census:

(1) name of street, avenue road, etc.; (2) house number or farm; (3) number of dwelling in order of visitation; (4)  number of family in order of visitation; (5)  name of each person whose place of abode was with the family; (6)  relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family; (7)  whether home owned or rented; (8)  if owned, whether free or mortgaged; (9) sex; (10) color or race (note: LA used W for white, B for black, Mul for mulatto Ė mixed race); (11) age at last birthday; (12) whether single, married, widowed, or divorced; (13) year of immigration to United States; (14) whether naturalized or alien; (15) if naturalized, year of naturalization; (16) whether attended school any time since 1 September 1919; (17) whether able to read; (18) whether able to write; (19) personís place of birth; (20) mother tongue; (21) fatherís place of birth; (22) fatherís mother tongue; (23) motherís place of birth; (24) motherís mother tongue; (25) whether able to speak English; (26) trade, profession, or particular kind of work done; (27) industry, business, or establishment in which at work; (28) whether employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account; (29) number of farm schedule.


Links to parishes for 1920 Louisiana Census:

Allen Parish 

Calcasieu Parish† 

Evangeline Parish† 

Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Davis Parish

Lafayette Parish

Lafourche Parish

Orleans Parish

St. Charles Parish† 

St. Landry Parish

St. Mary Parish

Terrebonne Parish† 

Other Parishes



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