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Packard Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler. English: pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack. English: from a Norman personal name, Pachard, Baghard, composed of the Germanic elements pac, bag ‘fight’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Packert, Päckert, from Germanic personal names formed with a word meaning ‘battle’ or ‘to fight’; or a variant of Packer 2 (with excrescent -t).

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

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Packard Family Origin

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Packard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Packard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Packard's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Packard. A less common occupation for the Packard family was Carpenter.

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