Bovard Family History

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Bovard Name Meaning

Variant of French Bouvard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bov(o) ‘boy’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. This form is found in Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as in North America; it is probably a Huguenot name.

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


Similar surnames: Savard, Bodart, Bollard, Bozard, Bovaird, Bogard, Board, Bonardi

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Bovard Family Origin

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Bovard Family Occupations

What did your Bovard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bovard. 18% of Bovard men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Bovard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bovard were Proprietor and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bovard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bovard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bovard 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 874 immigration records available for the last name Bovard. 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 Bovard. For the veterans among your Bovard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bovard Life Expectancy

What is the average Bovard lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bovard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bovard in 1945 was 73, and 63 in 2004.

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