Guard Family History

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Guard Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, from Old French garde ‘watch’, ‘protection’, a word of Germanic origin. Compare Ward 1.

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

Similar surnames: Gard, Huard, Bard, Ward, Gadd, Gourd, Coard, Garb, Lard, Chard

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Guard Family Origin

Where is the Guard family from?

Guard Family Occupations

What did your Guard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Guard family was Carpenter. The most common Guard occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Guard's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guard.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Guard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Guard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Guard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guard 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 Guard. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Guard. For the veterans among your Guard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guard Life Expectancy

What is the average Guard lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Guard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Guard in 1949 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guard 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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