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Peard Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a variant of Beard.

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


Similar surnames: Pears, Peare, Beard, Peary, Hearn, Pearl, Pear, Heard, Peairs, Leard

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Where is the Peard family from?

You can see how Peard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Peard family living in Massachusetts. This was about 25% of all the recorded Peard's in the USA. Massachusetts and 3 other states had the highest population of Peard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peard. 25% of Peard men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Peard women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peard were Miner and Housewife.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Miner
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Peard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Peard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peard. For the veterans among your Peard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peard lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Peard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Peard in 1962 was 75, and 89 in 2004.

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