Rouillard Family History

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Rouillard Name Meaning

French: diminutive of Rouille, apparently a nickname from Old French rouiller ‘roll the eyes in anger’. However, in medieval slang the term denoted a type of barrel or cask, and the surname may have arisen, perhaps as a nickname or a metonymic occupational name, from this sense. The surname Ross is associated with Rouillard, perhaps arising out of a confusion with rouille ‘rust’.

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

Similar surnames: Couillard, Aguillard, Brouillard, Drouillard, Bullard, Pillard

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Rouillard Family Origin

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Rouillard Family Occupations

What did your Rouillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, School and Commercant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rouillard. A less common occupation for the Rouillard family was Journalier. The most common Rouillard occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 22% of Rouillard's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • School

  • Commercant

  • Journalier


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Rouillard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rouillard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rouillard 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rouillard. 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 Rouillard. For the veterans among your Rouillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rouillard Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rouillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rouillard in 1957 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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