Pound Family History

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Pound Name Meaning

English: from Middle English p(o)und ‘enclosure (especially for confining animals)’; a topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure in which animals were kept, or a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for rounding up stray animals and placing them in a pound. Probably a translation of German Pfund or the North German cognate Pund.

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


Similar surnames: Pond, Pfund, Lund, Sund, Mount, Pont, Pund, Pounder, Poland, Round

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Pound Family Origin

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Pound Family Occupations

What did your Pound ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pound. The most common Pound occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Pound's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pound family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Pound Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pound. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pound 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pound. 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 Pound. For the veterans among your Pound ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pound Life Expectancy

What is the average Pound lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pound life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pound in 1943 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pound 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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