Legard Family History

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Legard Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from a Norman female personal name, Legard, derived from the Germanic name Liutgard (borne by Charlemagne’s wife), composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gard ‘enclosure’. French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener, or status name for someone who owned garden, from Old French gard ‘garden’ with the definite article le.

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

Similar surnames: Lenard, Dugard, Agard, Leonard, Lessard, Legrand, Seward, Henard

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Legard Family Origin

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Legard Family Occupations

What did your Legard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Legard. A less common occupation for the Legard family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Legard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Legard's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cabinet Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Legard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Legard Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 561 immigration records available for the last name Legard. 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 Card

There are 559 military records available for the last name Legard. For the veterans among your Legard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Legard Life Expectancy

What is the average Legard lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Legard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Legard in 1957 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Legard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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