Picard Family History

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Picard Name Meaning

French, Scottish, and German: from Old French Picard ‘Picard’, a regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France. French: from a pejorative derivative of pic ‘pick’, ‘pike’, cognate of Pike 3 and 4. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): Frenchification of the German name Bickhart.

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


Similar surnames: Pickard, Pinard, Picardi, Packard, Pillard, Pittard, Card, Izard

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Picard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Picard name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    29%

  • France

    27%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Picard Family Origin

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Picard Family Occupations

What did your Picard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Picard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Picard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Picard family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Picard.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Picard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Picard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Picard 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Picard. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Picard. For the veterans among your Picard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Picard Life Expectancy

What is the average Picard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Picard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Picard in 1944 was 26, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Picard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Picard 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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