Villard Family History

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Villard Name Meaning

Altered form of German Hilgard, from the female personal name Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gard ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’.

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

Similar surnames: Willard, Hilliard, Billard, Millard, Gillard, Pillard, Maillard

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Villard Family Origin

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Villard Family Occupations

What did your Villard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Villard. 19% of Villard men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Villard women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Villard were Coal Heaver and Sr Of Charity

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cooper
  • Car Repairer
  • Coal Heaver

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Sr Of Charity

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

Villard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Villard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Villard 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Villard. 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 698 military records available for the last name Villard. For the veterans among your Villard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Villard Life Expectancy

What is the average Villard lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Villard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Villard in 1962 was 71, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Villard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Villard 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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