Gard Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener, from the objective case (gard) of Old French gardin ‘garden’. English: variant spelling of Guard. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named, from Old Norse garðr ‘farm’. Swedish (Gård): topographic or ornamental name from gård ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Garde, Bard, Hard, Agard, Ward, Gadd, Mars, Lard, Card, Garr

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Gard Family Origin

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Gard Family Occupations

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  • School

    25%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Florist

    8%
  • Gold Smith

    8%

In 1881, School, Farmer and Florist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gard. A less common occupation for the Gard family was Gold Smith. The most common Gard occupation in Canada was School. 25% of Gard's were Schools.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gard in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gard

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