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Allard Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Alard Adelard Aylard or Elard. The former two names are usually of native English origin from Old English Æthelheard composed of the elements æthel ‘noble’ + heard ‘hard bold’. Alternatively the surname may be of continental origin from an ancient Germanic name (see 2 below) which developed in Old French to Alard and in Middle Dutch to Adelaert and Alaert. The continental names were used in post-Conquest England by Normans and Flemings. Later development of -ard to -ett and -att in surnames means that these personal names may also lie behind some examples of e.g. Allatt and Hallett . French: from the medieval personal name Alard from ancient Germanic Adelhard composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + hard ‘hardy’. Compare Allar Allor Allord and Allore .

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

Similar surnames: Mallard, Gillard, Callard, Millard, Agard, Calland, Dollard, Willard

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Where is the Allard family from?

You can see how Allard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 24 Allard families living in New Hampshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Allard's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Allard families in 1840.
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What did your Allard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Allard. 16% of Allard men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Allard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allard were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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What is the average Allard lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Allard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Allard in 1942 was 114, and 74 in 2004.

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