Bayard Family History

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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 1921, Journalier and Colier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bayard. 9% of Bayard men worked as a Journalier and 12% of Bayard women worked as a Colier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bayard were Cultivateur and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Colier
  • Domestique
  • At Home
  • Clerk

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

Bayard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 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 2,000 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 3,000 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

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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.

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