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Cunard Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Cuneward a western dialect form of Old English Cyneweard (composed of the elements cyne ‘royal kingly’ + weard ‘guard’) or an unrecorded Middle English personal name Cunard a western dialect form of Old English Cyneheard (composed of the elements cyne + heard ‘hardy brave strong’). This surname is rare in Britain. In some instances probably an Americanized form of German Kunert .

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

Similar surnames: Conard, Huard, Henard, Manard, Chard, Dubard, Guinard, Connard, Card

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Where is the Cunard family from?

You can see how Cunard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cunard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cunard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Cunard families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Cunard's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Cunard families in 1840.
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What did your Cunard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cunard. 26% of Cunard men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Cunard women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cunard were Roofer and Manager. .

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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
  • Electrician
  • Roofer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Manager
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cunard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cunard. For the veterans among your Cunard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cunard lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cunard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Cunard in 1953 was 45, and 48 in 2004.

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