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Reynard Name Meaning

English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Re(i)nard. This was the name borne by the cunning fox in the popular medieval cycle of beast tales, with the result that from the 13th century it began to replace the previous Old French word for the animal. Some French examples may be nicknames for crafty individuals, referring to the fox’s reputation for cunning.

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


Similar surnames: Leonard, Reynold, Baynard, Maynard, Renaud, Henard, Eymard, Bernard

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Where is the Reynard family from?

You can see how Reynard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reynard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reynard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Reynard families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Reynard's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Reynard families in 1840.
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What did your Reynard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reynard. 29% of Reynard men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Reynard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reynard were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Reynard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reynard. For the veterans among your Reynard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reynard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Reynard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Reynard in 1943 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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