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Bayard Name Meaning

nickname for a reckless person, from Middle English, Old French baiard, baiart ‘foolhardy’ (the name—a derivative of baie ‘reddish brown’—of the magnificent but reckless horse given to Renaud by Charlemagne, according to medieval romances). metonymic occupational name for a carrier, from Middle English, Old French baiard, baiart ‘hand barrow’, ‘open cart’.

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


Similar surnames: Hazard, Yard, Bard, Byard, Bankard, Beard, Board, Fayard, Baynard

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Bayard Family Origin

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Bayard Family Occupations

What did your Bayard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bayard occupation in Canada was MaÇon. 9% of Bayard's were MaÇons. MaÇon, Boucher and Artist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bayard. A less common occupation for the Bayard family was Carpenter.

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  • MaÇon

    9%
  • Boucher

    7%
  • Artist

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Bayard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bayard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bayard 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bayard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bayard. For the veterans among your Bayard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bayard Life Expectancy

What is the average Bayard lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bayard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bayard in 1950 was 31, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bayard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bayard 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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