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Girard Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Girard a variant of Gérard (see Gerard ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gerard, Garrard, Garard, Girardin, Giraud, Gard, Minard, Ricard

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Where is the Girard family from?

You can see how Girard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Girard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Girard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 11 Girard families living in Louisiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Girard's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Girard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Girard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Girard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Girard. 16% of Girard men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Girard women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Girard were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 116,000 census records available for the last name Girard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girard 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Girard. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Girard. For the veterans among your Girard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Girard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Girard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Girard in 1944 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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