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Pond Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pond or lake, from Middle English pond ‘enclosed expanse of water’, in particular a man-made one (an altered form of Pound). Dutch: from pond ‘pound’ (a measure of weight and a coin), probably a metonymic occupational name for a controller of weights and measures or a minter.

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


Similar surnames: Pound, Pont, Tong, Pott, Bond, Hand, Hoad, Sand, Lind, Codd

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Where is the Pond family from?

You can see how Pond families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pond family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pond families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 110 Pond families living in Massachusetts. This was about 30% of all the recorded Pond's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Pond families in 1840.
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What did your Pond ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pond. 15% of Pond men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Pond women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pond were Clerk and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Pond. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Pond. For the veterans among your Pond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pond lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pond in 1943 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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