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Pollard Family History

Pollard Surname Meaning

English:: perhaps a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English pollard a derivative of the Middle English verb poll ‘to clip’ or the noun poll ‘the head’. It may have denoted someone with a close‐cropped head or a big head. from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Pollard a pet form of Paul (Old French Pol). The surname has been established in both England and Ireland since the 13th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bollard, Dollard, Collard, Pillard, Mollard, Dollar, Gillard, Poland

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Where is the Pollard family from?

You can see how Pollard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2,279 Pollard families living in Yorkshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pollard's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Pollard families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pollard. 8% of Pollard men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Pollard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollard were Retired and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Retired
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 353,000 census records available for the last name Pollard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollard 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Pollard. For the veterans among your Pollard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pollard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pollard in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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