Pollard Family History

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Pollard Name Meaning

nickname for a person with a large or unusually shaped head, from Middle English poll ‘head’ (Middle Low German polle ‘(top of the) head’) + the pejorative suffix -ard. The term pollard in the sense denoting an animal that has had its horns lopped is not recorded before the 16th century, and as applied to a tree the word is not recorded until the 17th century; so both these senses are almost certainly too late to have contributed to the surname. pejorative derivative of the personal name Paul. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

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

Similar surnames: Bollard, Dollard, Collard, Pillard, Mollard, Dollar, Gillard, Poland

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Pollard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pollard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pollard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pollard Family Origin

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Pollard Family Occupations

What did your Pollard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pollard family was Carpenter. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pollard. The most common Pollard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Pollard's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Servant

  • Carpenter


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

Pollard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 353,000 census records available for the last name Pollard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollard 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollard. 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 Card

There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Pollard. For the veterans among your Pollard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pollard Life Expectancy

What is the average Pollard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pollard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pollard in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pollard 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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