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Ballard Family History

Ballard Name Meaning

English: from Middle English ballard ‘bald-headed man’ (compare Bald ). French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Balhard composed of the elements bal presumably meaning ‘torment spitefulness’ and hard ‘hard strong’. Compare Ballor .

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


Similar surnames: Bullard, Callard, Mallard, Pollard, Bayard, Bellard, Dollard, Baller

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Where is the Ballard family from?

You can see how Ballard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 104 Ballard families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Ballard's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ballard families in 1911.
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What did your Ballard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ballard. 39% of Ballard men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Ballard women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballard were Clerk and Dressmaker. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Cultivateur
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Dressmaker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 332,000 census records available for the last name Ballard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Ballard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Ballard. For the veterans among your Ballard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ballard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ballard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ballard in 1944 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

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