Birchard Family History

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Birchard Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name, Burgheard (see Burkett).

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

Similar surnames: Burchard, Birchall, Bircher, Orchard, Richard, Pickard, Kirkhart

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Birchard Family Origin

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Birchard Family Occupations

What did your Birchard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Birchard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Birchard's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birchard. A less common occupation for the Birchard family was Druggist.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Druggist


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

Birchard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Birchard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birchard 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 613 immigration records available for the last name Birchard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Birchard. For the veterans among your Birchard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birchard Life Expectancy

What is the average Birchard lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Birchard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Birchard in 1962 was 80, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birchard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birchard 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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