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Coard Name Meaning

English: from Old French corde ‘string’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord or string, or a nickname for an habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons. French: variant of Couard, a derogatory nickname from Old French couard ‘coward’, ‘poltroon’, a compound of coe ‘tail’ + the pejorative suffix -ard.

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

Similar surnames: Cord, Coward, Corda, Card, Board, Coad, Chard, Court, Gard, Codd

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Where is the Coard family from?

You can see how Coard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Coard families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Coard's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Coard families in 1840.
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What did your Coard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coard. 32% of Coard men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Coard women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coard were Janitor and Domestic. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Rancher
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Laborer
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Coard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 539 immigration records available for the last name Coard. 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 397 military records available for the last name Coard. For the veterans among your Coard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coard lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Coard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Coard in 1951 was 40, and 60 in 2004.

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