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Herard Family History

Herard Name Meaning

French (Hérard): from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of heri ‘army’ + hard ‘strong hardy’. This surname is most common in Haiti.

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


Similar surnames: Henard, Gerard, Hellard, Berard, Guerard, Huard, Lenard, Evrard

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Where is the Herard family from?

You can see how Herard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herard families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Herard families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Herard's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Herard families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Herard. 31% of Herard men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
    31%
  • Journalier
    24%
  • Chartier
    16%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Herard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herard 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 343 immigration records available for the last name Herard. 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 176 military records available for the last name Herard. For the veterans among your Herard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herard lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Herard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Herard in 1963 was 53, and 64 in 2004.

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