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Bollard Name Meaning

English and Irish: according to MacLysaght, this is a surname of Dutch origin which was taken to Ireland early in the 18th century. French: from a personal name composed of the Germanic elements boll ‘friend’, ‘brother’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Billard, Pollard, Bossard, Mallard, Bovard, Willard, Dollard, Hellard

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Where is the Bollard family from?

You can see how Bollard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bollard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bollard families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Bollard families living in Maine. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bollard's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Bollard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bollard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bollard 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 Bollard. 19% of Bollard men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Bollard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bollard were Tea Dealer (salesman) and Private Means. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Dock Labourer
    13%
  • Tea Dealer (salesman)
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Bollard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bollard 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bollard. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bollard. For the veterans among your Bollard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bollard lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bollard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Bollard in 1945 was 28, and 86 in 2004.

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