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Maillard Name Meaning

equivalent of Mailhot. from a Germanic personal name: according to Morlet, Magilhard, composed of the elements magil, an augmented form of magin, magan ‘strength’, ‘might’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Debrabandere, however, derives it from the Germanic personal name Madelhard, from madal ‘council’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. There are Huguenot families bearing this name.

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


Similar surnames: Mallard, Millard, Billard, Willard, Mailliard, Gillard, Maynard

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Where is the Maillard family from?

You can see how Maillard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maillard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maillard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Maillard families living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Maillard's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Maillard families in 1840.
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What did your Maillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Grocer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maillard. 42% of Maillard men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Maillard women worked as a Grocer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maillard were Truck Driver 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
    42%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Waiter
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Grocer
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
  • Housemaid
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 936 military records available for the last name Maillard. For the veterans among your Maillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maillard lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Maillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Maillard in 1952 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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