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Benard Name Meaning

French (also Bénard): variant of Bernard.

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

Similar surnames: Renard, Denard, Bedard, Menard, Bernard, Barnard, Bevard, Bechard

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Where is the Benard family from?

You can see how Benard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Benard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 6 Benard families living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Benard's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Benard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benard. 23% of Benard men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Benard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benard were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Benard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benard 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Benard. 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 Benard. For the veterans among your Benard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benard lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Benard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Benard in 1952 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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