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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Baker

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pond family was Baker. The most common Pond occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Pond's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pond.

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Pond Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pond

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