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Barnard Family History

Barnard Name Meaning

English Dutch and French: variant of Bernard and in North America (also) an altered form of this. The surname Barnard is very rare in France. Americanized form of German Bernhard or Bernhardt and of German Polish Czech and Slovenian Bernard .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bernard, Burnard, Garrard, Benard, Barbare, Barbara, Jarrard, Baynard

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Where is the Barnard family from?

You can see how Barnard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barnard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barnard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 160 Barnard families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Barnard's in USA. New York had the highest population of Barnard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barnard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barnard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barnard. 17% of Barnard men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Barnard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barnard were Manager and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Manager
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 292,000 census records available for the last name Barnard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnard 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Barnard. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Barnard. For the veterans among your Barnard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barnard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barnard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Barnard in 1944 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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