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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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Where is the Marchand family from?

You can see how Marchand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marchand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marchand families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 17 Marchand families living in Louisiana. This was about 65% of all the recorded Marchand's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Marchand families in 1840.
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What did your Marchand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marchand. 19% of Marchand men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Marchand women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marchand were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stitcher
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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