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Bovard Family History

Bovard Name Meaning

Altered form of French Beauvert: habitational name from any of several places so named in the southern part of France. The surname Beauvert is very rare in France; in the form Bovard it was brought to North America from Ireland. In some cases possibly also French: variant of Bouvard . The surname Bovard is rare in France.

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


Similar surnames: Savard, Bodart, Bollard, Bozard, Bovaird, Bogard, Board, Bonardi

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Where is the Bovard family from?

You can see how Bovard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bovard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bovard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 42 Bovard families living in New Brunswick. This was about 59% of all the recorded Bovard's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Bovard families in 1911.
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What did your Bovard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bovard. 43% of Bovard men worked as a Laborer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Cultivateur
    29%
  • Farmer
    29%
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Passenger Lists

There are 874 immigration records available for the last name Bovard. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bovard. For the veterans among your Bovard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bovard lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bovard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bovard in 1945 was 73, and 63 in 2004.

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