Pomeroy Family History

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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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Pomeroy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pomeroy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pomeroy. 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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pomeroy Family Origin

Where is the Pomeroy family from?

Pomeroy Family Occupations

What did your Pomeroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pomeroy. The most common Pomeroy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Pomeroy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pomeroy family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Pomeroy Historical Records

What Pomeroy family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pomeroy Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pomeroy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pomeroy 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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