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Izard Family History

Izard Name Meaning

English and French: from a Germanic female personal name composed of the elements is ‘ice’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’. This was introduced into England by the Normans in the forms Iseu(l)t and Isolde. The popularity of the various versions of the legend of Tristan and Isolde led to widespread use of the personal name in the Middle Ages. French: from Ishard, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements is ‘ice’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Agard, Wiard, Huard, Emard, Chard, Gard, Simard, Bard, Ilardi, Hazard

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Where is the Izard family from?

You can see how Izard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Izard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Izard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Izard families living in South Carolina. This was about 26% of all the recorded Izard's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Izard families in 1840.
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What did your Izard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Izard. 29% of Izard men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Izard women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Izard were Manager and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Field Worker
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Izard lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Izard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Izard in 1962 was 75, and 82 in 2003.

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