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Pardon Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pardoun pardon(e) ‘forgiveness pardon of wrongdoing’ (Old French pardon perdon) sometimes a metonymic occupational name for a pardoner a person licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences. German: either a cognate of 1 (also for a sexton) from Old French pardon ‘pardon’ or perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German bardūn Middle High German purdūne ‘pipe’ (instrument) ‘tenor’ (voice).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Parson, Cardon, Bardon, Parton, Carden, Cordon, Gardin, Gardon

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Where is the Pardon family from?

You can see how Pardon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pardon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pardon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 24 Pardon families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Pardon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pardon families in 1911.
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What did your Pardon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pardon. 100% of Pardon men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pardon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pardon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pardon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pardon. For the veterans among your Pardon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pardon lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Pardon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pardon in 1958 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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