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Pollard Name Meaning

nickname for a person with a large or unusually shaped head, from Middle English poll ‘head’ (Middle Low German polle ‘(top of the) head’) + the pejorative suffix -ard. The term pollard in the sense denoting an animal that has had its horns lopped is not recorded before the 16th century, and as applied to a tree the word is not recorded until the 17th century; so both these senses are almost certainly too late to have contributed to the surname. pejorative derivative of the personal name Paul. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

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


Similar surnames: Bollard, Dollard, Collard, Pillard, Mollard, Dollar, Gillard, Poland

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Where is the Pollard family from?

You can see how Pollard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 76 Pollard families living in Virginia. This was about 15% of all the recorded Pollard's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Pollard families in 1840.
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What did your Pollard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pollard. 19% of Pollard men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Pollard women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollard were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollard. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Pollard. For the veterans among your Pollard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pollard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pollard in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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