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Collard Family History

Collard Name Meaning

English (southern) French and Walloon: from a diminutive of the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e) a pet form of Nic(h)olas (see Cole ) formed with the Old French suffix -ard.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pollard, Bollard, Dollard, Coard, Gillard, Colvard, Mallard, Allard

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Where is the Collard family from?

You can see how Collard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Collard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Collard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Collard families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Collard's in USA. New York had the highest population of Collard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Collard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Collard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Collard. 20% of Collard men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Collard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Collard 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Collard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Collard 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Collard. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Collard. For the veterans among your Collard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Collard lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Collard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Collard in 1949 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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