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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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Where is the Picard family from?

You can see how Picard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Picard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Picard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 4 Picard families living in Louisiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Picard's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Picard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Picard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Picard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Picard. 18% of Picard men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Picard women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Picard were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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