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Orchard Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower, from Middle English orchard. English: habitational name from any of the places called Orchard. Those in Devon and Somerset are named from Old English ortgeard, orceard (a compound of wort, wyrt ‘plant’ (later associated with Latin hortus ‘garden’) + geard ‘yard’, ‘enclosure’), while East and West Orchard near Shaftesbury in Dorset have a different origin, ‘(place) beside the wood’, from Celtic ar + ced. Scottish: English surname adopted as equivalent of Urquhart.

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


Similar surnames: Chard, Gothard, Chad, Birchard, Coard, Burchard, Pickard, Picard

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Orchard Family Origin

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Orchard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Student

    10%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • School

    5%

In 1881, the most common Orchard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Orchard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Orchard family was School. Farmer, Student and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orchard.

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