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Ponder Family History

Ponder Name Meaning
Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pond or man-made lake (see Pond).

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

325,361 Historical Documents with Ponder on Ancestry.com
56,286 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,232 Military Records
1,467 Immigration Records
36,313 Census and Voter Lists
223,063 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ponder Families

  • Number of Ponder families
     151 - 299
     51 - 150
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ponder families
     46 - 89
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ponder families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ponder census records

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Ponder Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Ponder families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Ponder Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Ponder families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Ponder

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Ponder Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ponder census records

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Ponder Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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