Bouchard Family History

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Bouchard Name Meaning

from a Norman personal name, Bou(r)chart, composed of the Germanic elements bourg ‘fort’ + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. nickname for someone with a big mouth (possibly in either a literal or figurative sense), from French bouche ‘mouth’ + the pejorative suffix -ard.

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

Similar surnames: Gothard, Bechard, Chard, Bouffard, Boucher, Brouhard, Bongard

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Bouchard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bouchard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bouchard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bouchard Family Origin

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Bouchard Family Occupations

What did your Bouchard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bouchard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bouchard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bouchard family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Works In Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bouchard.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works In Cotton Mill

  • Carpenter


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

Bouchard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 183,000 census records available for the last name Bouchard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bouchard 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Bouchard. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bouchard. For the veterans among your Bouchard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bouchard Life Expectancy

What is the average Bouchard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bouchard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bouchard in 1943 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bouchard 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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