Girard Family History

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Girard Name Meaning

French: variant of Gérard (see Gerard).

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

Similar surnames: Gerard, Garrard, Garard, Girardin, Giraud, Gard, Minard, Ricard

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Girard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Girard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Girard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Girard Family Origin

Where is the Girard family from?

Girard Family Occupations

What did your Girard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Girard family was School. The most common Girard occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 25% of Girard's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Girard.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • School


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

Girard Historical Records

What Girard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 116,000 census records available for the last name Girard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girard 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Girard. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Girard. For the veterans among your Girard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Girard Life Expectancy

What is the average Girard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Girard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Girard in 1944 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Girard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Girard 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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