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Ballard Family History

Ballard Name Meaning
English and Scottish: derogatory nickname from a derivative of bald ‘bald-headed’ (see Bald 2).

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

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448,465 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
55,855 Military Records
16,184 Immigration Records
316,296 Census and Voter Lists
1,574,253 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ballard Families

  • Number of Ballard families
     259 - 515
     87 - 258
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ballard families
     582 - 1,162
     195 - 581
     1 - 194
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ballard families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ballard census records

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Ballard Family Origin

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Ballard Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ballard

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Ballard Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ballard census records

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Ballard Civil War Service Records

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