Bedard Family History

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Bedard Name Meaning

French: nickname for someone with a fat belly, from a derivative of bedaine, a regional variant of boudaine ‘fat’. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Bedat, a habitational name from a place so named.

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

Similar surnames: Beard, Bard, Benard, Bogard, Bayard, Bedford, Bear, Berard, Bejar

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Bedard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bedard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bedard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bedard Family Origin

Where is the Bedard family from?

Bedard Family Occupations

What did your Bedard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bedard family was Blacksmith. The most common Bedard occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 13% of Bedard's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bedard.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bedard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bedard Historical Records

What Bedard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Bedard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bedard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bedard. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bedard. For the veterans among your Bedard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bedard Life Expectancy

What is the average Bedard lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bedard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bedard in 1946 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bedard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bedard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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