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Whichard Family History

Whichard Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Wichardt, from the personal name Wikhart ‘warrior’.

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

Similar surnames: Swickard, Reichard, Richard, Wishard, Dickard, Willard, Wichert

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Where is the Whichard family from?

You can see how Whichard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whichard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whichard families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Whichard families living in Florida Territory. This was about 50% of all the recorded Whichard's in the USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Whichard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whichard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whichard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Whichard. 38% of Whichard men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Whichard women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whichard were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Secretary
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Whichard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whichard 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 138 immigration records available for the last name Whichard. 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 633 military records available for the last name Whichard. For the veterans among your Whichard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whichard lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Whichard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Whichard in 1954 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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