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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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Where is the Bouchard family from?

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

What did your Bouchard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bouchard. 18% of Bouchard men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Bouchard women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bouchard were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    6%
  • House Work
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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