Louisiana Census  -  1880



Using 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. 


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 1880 census:

1- Name

2- White, black, mulatto, Indian, or Chinese

3- Sex

4- Age

5- Month of birth if born within the year

6- Relationship to the head of the household

7- Single, married, widowed, or divorced

8- Married within the year

9- Occupation and months unemployed

10- Name of state, territory, or country of birth

11- Parents’ birthplaces

12- School attendance within the year

13- Whether unable to read if age ten or older

14- Whether sick or temporarily disabled on the day of enumeration and the reason therefor. Those who were blind, deaf-mute, “idiotic,” insane, or permanently disabled were also indicated as such.


Links to parishes for 1880 Louisiana Census:

Assumption Parish

Calcasieu Parish  

Jefferson Parish

Lafourche Parish  

St. Landry Parish  

St. Martin Parish

St. Mary Parish

Terrebonne Parish  




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