Rivard Family History

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Rivard Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived on a riverbank, from a derivative of rive ‘(river) bank’.

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

Similar surnames: Riva, Picard, Rivers, Savard, Pinard, Rivero, Rigaud, Linard, Richard

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Rivard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rivard name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rivard Family Origin

Where is the Rivard family from?

Rivard Family Occupations

What did your Rivard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rivard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Rivard's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rivard. A less common occupation for the Rivard family was Works In Mill.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Works In Mill


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

Rivard Historical Records

What Rivard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Rivard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivard 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rivard. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rivard. For the veterans among your Rivard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rivard Life Expectancy

What is the average Rivard lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rivard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rivard in 1953 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rivard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rivard 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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