Cunard Family History

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Cunard Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Cyneheard, composed of the elements cyne ‘royal’, ‘kingly’ + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. In some instances probably an Americanized form of German Kunert.

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

Similar surnames: Conard, Huard, Henard, Manard, Chard, Dubard, Guinard, Connard, Card

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Cunard Family Origin

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Cunard Family Occupations

What did your Cunard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Foreign Baning and (private Means) V A D Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cunard. 20% of Cunard men worked as a Foreign Baning and 20% of Cunard women worked as a (private Means) V A D Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cunard were Private Means and Telephonist typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Foreign Baning
  • Foreign Banking
  • Journalist (travelling Retired)
  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • (private Means) V A D Nurse
  • No Occupation
  • Professional Travelling Entertain
  • Telephonist typist

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

Cunard Historical Records

What Cunard family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Cunard Life Expectancy

What is the average Cunard lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cunard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Cunard in 1953 was 45, and 48 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cunard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cunard 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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