Chenard Family History

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Chenard Name Meaning

French: nickname from Old French chenes ‘white hair’, from Latin canus ‘white’, ‘hoary’.

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

Similar surnames: Chard, Coard, Callard, Henard, Canard, Leonard, Gagnard, Chouinard

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Chenard Family Origin

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Chenard Family Occupations

What did your Chenard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Chenard. A less common occupation for the Chenard family was Work Cotton Mill. The most common Chenard occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 33% of Chenard's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Work Cotton Mill


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

Chenard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Chenard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chenard 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 571 immigration records available for the last name Chenard. 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 573 military records available for the last name Chenard. For the veterans among your Chenard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chenard Life Expectancy

What is the average Chenard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Chenard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Chenard in 1944 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chenard 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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