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Agard Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: habitational name from Ågård ‘farm by the stream’. French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(n) ‘edge (of a sword)’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘bold’. Respelling of Hungarian Agárdi, a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Agárd, from the vocabulary word agár ‘hound’. English: possibly a variant of Agar.

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


Similar surnames: Gard, Bard, Chard, Savard, Agar, Aagard, Huard, Guard, Amaro, Ard

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Where is the Agard family from?

You can see how Agard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Agard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Agard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Agard family living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Agard's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Agard families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Agard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Agard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Agard. 28% of Agard men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Agard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Agard were Carpenter and Domestic.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Porter
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Domestic
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Agard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Agard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Agard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Agard in 1944 was 23, and 68 in 2004.

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