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Goard Family History

Goard Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant spelling of Gourd.

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


Similar surnames: Soard, Gard, Foard, Godard, Gourd, Gord, Oard, Coard, Hoard, Gladd

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Where is the Goard family from?

You can see how Goard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Goard families living in Tennessee. This was about 40% of all the recorded Goard's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Goard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goard. 40% of Goard men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Goard women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goard were Coal Loader and Laborer.

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Coal Loader
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Goard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goard 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Goard. 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 542 military records available for the last name Goard. For the veterans among your Goard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goard lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Goard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Goard in 1959 was 54, and 64 in 2004.

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