Bongard Family History

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Bongard Name Meaning

German: from Middle Low German bom ‘tree’ + gard ‘garden’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard or a nickname for someone who owned or worked in one. Compare Baumgarten. Dutch: variant of Boomgaard (see Boomgarden). French: nickname for a trusted servant, from bon ‘good’ + gars ‘servant’, ‘lad’.

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

Similar surnames: Bogard, Wingard, Bogart, Bungard, Board, Bogar, Bossard, Boilard

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Bongard Family Origin

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Bongard Family Occupations

What did your Bongard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bongard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 61% of Bongard's were Farmers. Farmer, Drover and Sailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bongard. A less common occupation for the Bongard family was Border.

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  • Farmer

  • Drover

  • Sailor

  • Border


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

Bongard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bongard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bongard 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 Bongard. 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 880 military records available for the last name Bongard. For the veterans among your Bongard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bongard Life Expectancy

What is the average Bongard lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bongard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bongard in 1963 was 73, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bongard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bongard 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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