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Echard Family History

Echard Name Meaning

Swiss French spelling of German Eckhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Erhard, Bechard, Echerd, Chard, Eckard, Schara, Heckard, Eckerd

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Where is the Echard family from?

You can see how Echard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Echard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Echard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Echard family living in Devon. This was about 25% of all the recorded Echard's in the UK. Devon and 3 other counties had the highest population of Echard families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Echard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Echard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Echard. 32% of Echard men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Echard women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Echard were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Echard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Echard 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 293 immigration records available for the last name Echard. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Echard. For the veterans among your Echard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Echard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Echard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Echard in 1944 was 37, and 60 in 2004.

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