Pomfret Family History

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Pomfret Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pontefract in Yorkshire, formerly pronounced and sometimes spelled ‘Pomfret’. The place name is from Latin pons, pontis ‘bridge’ + fractus ‘broken’.

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

Similar surnames: Comfort, Port, Court, Pomar, Pomeroy, Somerset, Domres, Somes

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Pomfret Family Origin

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Pomfret Family Occupations

What did your Pomfret ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pomfret family was Gardner. The most common Pomfret occupation in the USA was At Home. 13% of Pomfret's were At Homes. At Home, Clergyman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pomfret.

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  • At Home

  • Clergyman

  • Farmer

  • Gardner


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

Pomfret Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Pomfret. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pomfret 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pomfret. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pomfret. For the veterans among your Pomfret ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pomfret Life Expectancy

What is the average Pomfret lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Pomfret life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pomfret in 1958 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pomfret 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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