Reynard Family History

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Reynard Name Meaning

English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Re(i)nard. This was the name borne by the cunning fox in the popular medieval cycle of beast tales, with the result that from the 13th century it began to replace the previous Old French word for the animal. Some French examples may be nicknames for crafty individuals, referring to the fox’s reputation for cunning.

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

Similar surnames: Leonard, Reynold, Baynard, Maynard, Renaud, Henard, Eymard, Bernard

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Reynard Family Origin

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Reynard Family Occupations

What did your Reynard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Reynard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Reynard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reynard family was Constable. Farmer, Dress Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reynard.

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  • Farmer

  • Dress Maker

  • Laborer

  • Constable


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Reynard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Reynard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reynard 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Reynard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reynard. For the veterans among your Reynard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reynard Life Expectancy

What is the average Reynard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Reynard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Reynard in 1943 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reynard 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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