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Pardon Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from Middle English pardun, pardon ‘pardon’, a metonymic occupational name for a pardoner, a person licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences. German: either a cognate of 1 (also for a sexton), from Old French pardon ‘pardon’, or perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German bardun, Middle High German purdune ‘pipe’ (instrument), ‘tenor’ (voice).

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


Similar surnames: Parson, Cardon, Bardon, Parton, Carden, Cordon, Gardin, Gardon

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Where is the Pardon family from?

You can see how Pardon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pardon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pardon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Pardon families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Pardon's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pardon families in 1840.
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What did your Pardon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pardon. 22% of Pardon men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Pardon women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pardon were Salesman and Spinner. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Spinner
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Pardon lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Pardon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pardon in 1958 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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