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Wiard Family History

Wiard Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wig ‘war’, ‘battle’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Willard, Huard, Wier, Wiand, Wand, Wied, Linard, Picard, Chard, Bard

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Where is the Wiard family from?

You can see how Wiard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Wiard families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Wiard's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wiard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wiard. 26% of Wiard men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Wiard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiard were Bookkeeper and Saleslady. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • House Wife
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wiard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiard 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 208 immigration records available for the last name Wiard. 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 771 military records available for the last name Wiard. For the veterans among your Wiard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiard lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wiard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wiard in 1959 was 63, and 92 in 2004.

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