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Billard Name Meaning

French: from a short form of the personal name Robillard a derivative of Robert . French: from the Old French personal name Bilard from ancient Germanic Bilihard composed of the elements bil ‘sword’ + hard ‘brave hardy strong’. Compare 5 below. Altered form of French Biard . English (of Norman origin): in most instances this is a variant of Billyeald or Billyard from an Old French form of the ancient Germanic female personal name Bilihildis (from bil- ‘sword’ + hild ‘battle’). In Britain this surname appears to have its medieval origins in a single family with property in East Markham in Nottinghamshire. It is still to be found in this county but has also migrated to neighbouring counties and as far south as London and Kent. English (of Norman origin): from a Middle English personal name Billard representing either Old French Bilard (see 2 above) or its Old English cognate Bilheard.

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

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 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 USA. New York had the highest population of Billard families in 1840.
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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 USA 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 Secretary. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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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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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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