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Billard Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert. from the Germanic personal name Bilhard, composed of the elements bil ‘sword’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. The spelling has been influenced by Old French bille ‘piece of wood’, ‘stick’. Compare Billet 2.

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


Similar surnames: Millard, Gillard, Willard, Bollard, Maillard, Villard, Mallard

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Where is the Billard family from?

You can see how Billard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Billard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Billard families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Billard families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Billard's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Billard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Billard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Billard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Billard. 27% of Billard men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Billard women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Billard were Miner 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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Billard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Billard 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 Billard. 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 776 military records available for the last name Billard. For the veterans among your Billard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Billard lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Billard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Billard in 1957 was 20, and 81 in 2004.

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