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Stoddard Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who looked after a stud of horses from Middle English and Older Scots stod(e) stud(e) ‘establishment where horses were bred’ ‘herd of stallions or mares’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’. English: variant of Stothard an occupational name for a keeper of cattle or horses from Middle English stot ‘steer bullock’ or ‘horse’ + herd(e) ‘herdsman’. The name was probably confused with Stodeherd ‘keeper of stud-horses’ (see above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Woodward, Pollard, Stallard, Stoddart, Goddard, Storer, Stannard

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Where is the Stoddard family from?

You can see how Stoddard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stoddard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stoddard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 116 Stoddard families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Stoddard's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stoddard families in 1911.
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What did your Stoddard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Stoddard. 36% of Stoddard men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Stoddard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stoddard were Machinist and Nurse. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • Servant
  • Nurse
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There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Stoddard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stoddard 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Stoddard. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Stoddard. For the veterans among your Stoddard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stoddard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Stoddard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stoddard in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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