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Pomeroy Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin; associated mainly with Devon and Dorset): habitational name from any of the various places in northeastern France named with Old French pommeroie, pommeraie ‘apple orchard’ (collective of pomme ‘apple’).

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


Similar surnames: Power, Popejoy, Kemery, Pomar, Overy, Overly, Merry, Damery, Emery

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Where is the Pomeroy family from?

You can see how Pomeroy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pomeroy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pomeroy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 77 Pomeroy families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Pomeroy's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pomeroy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pomeroy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pomeroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pomeroy. 13% of Pomeroy men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Pomeroy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pomeroy were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Pomeroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pomeroy 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pomeroy. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Pomeroy. For the veterans among your Pomeroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pomeroy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pomeroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Pomeroy in 1944 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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