Pickard Family History

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Pickard Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire) and German: variant of Picard. English: some early examples, such as Paganus filius Pichardi (Hampshire, 1160), seem to point to derivation from a Germanic personal name, probably composed of the elements bic ‘sharp point’, ‘pointed weapon’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Dutch: regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France. German: variant of Picker 4.

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

Similar surnames: Packard, Picard, Pickart, Richard, Dickard, Spickard, Picker, Reckard

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Pickard Family Origin

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Pickard Family Occupations

What did your Pickard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pickard. 10% of Pickard men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Pickard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pickard were Incapacitated and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Retired
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Pickard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Pickard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pickard 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Pickard. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Pickard. For the veterans among your Pickard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pickard Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pickard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pickard in 1948 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pickard 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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