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Renaud Name Meaning

French: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + wald ‘rule’ an equivalent to English Reynold . Compare Arno Erno Rayno Reneau Reno and Reynaud . Altered form of French Arnaud . English (of Norman origin): variant of Reynold .

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


Similar surnames: Renouf, Reynard, Henard, Lenard, Ewald, Renaldo, Rigaud, Denard

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Where is the Renaud family from?

You can see how Renaud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Renaud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Renaud families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 3 Renaud families living in Louisiana. This was about 75% of all the recorded Renaud's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Renaud families in 1840.
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What did your Renaud ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Renaud. 16% of Renaud men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Renaud women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renaud were Proprietor and Housework. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Renaud. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Renaud. For the veterans among your Renaud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Renaud lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Renaud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Renaud in 1945 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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