French Canadian Americans facts for kids
|Regions with significant populations|
|Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Michigan, and Louisiana|
|French (Canadian and American) · English|
|Predominantly Roman Catholicism, minority of Protestantism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|French Canadians, French Americans, Canadian Americans, French people, Cajuns, Métis Americans|
French-Canadian Americans (also referred to as Franco-Canadian Americans or Canadien Americans) are Americans of French-Canadian descent. About 2.1 million U.S. residents cited this ancestry in the 2010 U.S. Census; most of them speak French at home. Americans of French-Canadian descent are mostly found in New England and the Midwest. Their ancestors mostly arrived in the United States from Quebec between 1840 and 1930, though some families became established as early as the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Distribution of Franco Americans according to the 2000 census
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