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Bongard Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German bom ‘tree’ + gard ‘garden’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard or a nickname for someone who owned or worked in one. Compare Baumgarten. Dutch: variant of Boomgaard (see Boomgarden). French: nickname for a trusted servant, from bon ‘good’ + gars ‘servant’, ‘lad’.

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


Similar surnames: Bogard, Wingard, Bogart, Bungard, Board, Bogar, Bossard, Boilard

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Where is the Bongard family from?

You can see how Bongard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bongard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bongard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Bongard family living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bongard's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Bongard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bongard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bongard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bongard. 39% of Bongard men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Bongard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bongard were Mechanic and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bongard. 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 880 military records available for the last name Bongard. For the veterans among your Bongard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bongard lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bongard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bongard in 1963 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

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