Chard Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chard or South Chard in Somerset, recorded in Domesday Book as Cerdren, possibly from Old English ceart ‘rough heathland’ + ærn ‘building’, ‘dwelling’. In some instances the surname may have arisen simply as a topographic name from ceart. French: from the personal name Chard, a short form of Richard; French: habitational name for someone from Chard in the department of Creuse.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Clare, Card, Chad, Cardo, Chadd, Coard, Gard, Char, Hardt

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Chard Family Origin

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Chard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chard. The most common Chard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Chard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chard family was Carpenter.

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Chard Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Chard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chard in 1958 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chard

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