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Bombard Family History

Bombard Name Meaning

French: from Old French bombarde ‘bombard’, ‘device for throwing large stones’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name or a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Boilard, Bossard, Lombard, Bomba, Board, Labombard, Bozard, Bongard

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Where is the Bombard family from?

You can see how Bombard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bombard family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bombard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Bombard families living in Vermont. This was about 80% of all the recorded Bombard's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Bombard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bombard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bombard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bombard. 28% of Bombard men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Bombard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bombard were Carpenter and Inspector. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Inspector
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bombard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bombard 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 409 immigration records available for the last name Bombard. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bombard. For the veterans among your Bombard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bombard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bombard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bombard in 1943 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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