Bankard Family History

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Bankard Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Ban(c)quart, metonymic occupational name for a carter, from Old French bancart ‘bench of a wagon or cart’, later a particular type of cart.

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


Similar surnames: Bayard, Tankard, Packard, Hansard, Callard, Banker, Baynard, Bungard

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Bankard Family Origin

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Bankard Family Occupations

What did your Bankard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bankard. 7% of Bankard men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bankard women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bankard were Clerk and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Chauffeur
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Machine Operator
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bankard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bankard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bankard 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 118 immigration records available for the last name Bankard. 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 Card

There are 580 military records available for the last name Bankard. For the veterans among your Bankard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bankard Life Expectancy

What is the average Bankard lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bankard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Bankard in 1951 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bankard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bankard 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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