Packard Family History

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Packard Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler. English: pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack. English: from a Norman personal name, Pachard, Baghard, composed of the Germanic elements pac, bag ‘fight’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Packert, Päckert, from Germanic personal names formed with a word meaning ‘battle’ or ‘to fight’; or a variant of Packer 2 (with excrescent -t).

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

Similar surnames: Pickard, Tankard, Packer, Ackert, Picker, Reckard, Savard, Lockard

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Packard Family Origin

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Packard Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Packard. 50% of Packard men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Store
  • Farmers Son

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Packard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Packard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Packard 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Packard. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Packard. For the veterans among your Packard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Packard Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Packard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Packard in 1945 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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