Ballou Family History

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Ballou Name Meaning

French: of uncertain origin; possibly related to Bal. Possibly a variant spelling of Bellew.

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

Similar surnames: Ballon, Ballow, Ballor, Ballin, Bally, Balon, Tallon, Salloum, Vallot

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Ballou Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ballou name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ballou. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ballou Family Origin

Where is the Ballou family from?

Ballou Family Occupations

What did your Ballou ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballou. The most common Ballou occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Ballou's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ballou family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Butcher


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

Ballou Historical Records

What Ballou family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ballou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballou 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ballou. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ballou. For the veterans among your Ballou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballou Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballou lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ballou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Ballou in 1940 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballou 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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