Marchand Family History

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Marchand Name Meaning

French and English: occupational name for a buyer and seller of goods, from Old French, Middle English march(e)ant, Late Latin mercatans, from Latin mercari ‘to trade’, from merx ‘commerce’, ‘exchange’, ‘merchandise’. In the Middle Ages the term was used mainly to denote a wholesale dealer.

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

Similar surnames: Merchant, Marchal, Marland, Marciante, March, Marchant, Marsland

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Marchand Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marchand name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Marchand. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Marchand Family Origin

Where is the Marchand family from?

Marchand Family Occupations

What did your Marchand ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Marchand family was Carpenter. The most common Marchand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Marchand's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marchand.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Marchand Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Marchand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marchand 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Marchand. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Marchand. For the veterans among your Marchand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marchand Life Expectancy

What is the average Marchand lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Marchand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Marchand in 1950 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marchand 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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