Bechard Family History

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Bechard Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of French Becard or Béchart, nicknames for a gossip, from bec ‘beak’ + the pejorative suffix -ard, -art.

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

Similar surnames: Bouchard, Echard, Becher, Benhart, Behar, Bethard, Benard, Reckard

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Bechard Family Origin

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Bechard Family Occupations

What did your Bechard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bechard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Bechard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bechard family was Cardonnier. Farmer, School and Artisan were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bechard.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Artisan

  • Cardonnier


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Bechard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bechard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bechard 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bechard. 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 Bechard. For the veterans among your Bechard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bechard Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bechard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bechard in 1951 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bechard 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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