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Baynard Family History

Baynard Name Meaning

English: from a Germanic personal name introduced to Britain from France by the Normans, composed of an unexplained first element (possibly akin to Old Norse beinn ‘straight’) + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Maynard, Reynard, Manard, Savard, Bayard, Bagnall, Bernard, Bankard

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Where is the Baynard family from?

You can see how Baynard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baynard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Baynard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Baynard families living in Maryland. This was about 53% of all the recorded Baynard's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Baynard families in 1840.
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What did your Baynard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baynard. 26% of Baynard men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Baynard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baynard were Truck Driver and Domestic. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Spinner
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Baynard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baynard 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Baynard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Baynard. For the veterans among your Baynard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baynard lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Baynard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Baynard in 1946 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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