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Fayard Name Meaning

Altered form of French Faillard: derivative of Faille most likely having the meaning ‘liar’. French: topographic name for someone living by a beech wood from a diminutive of Fay

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bayard, Fajardo, Hayer, Savard, Yard, Favara, Agard, Fafard, Flad

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Where is the Fayard family from?

You can see how Fayard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fayard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fayard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Fayard families living in Manitoba. This was about 64% of all the recorded Fayard's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Fayard families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fayard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fayard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fayard. 27% of Fayard men worked as a Carpenter and 13% of Fayard women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fayard were Painter and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fayard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fayard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 615 immigration records available for the last name Fayard. 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 Cards

There are 807 military records available for the last name Fayard. For the veterans among your Fayard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fayard lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fayard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fayard in 1953 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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