Pond Family History

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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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Pond Family Origin

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Pond Family Occupations

What did your Pond ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pond. The most common Pond occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Pond's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pond family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Pond Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Pond. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pond 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 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 Card

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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Pond Life Expectancy

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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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