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

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pound. A less common occupation for the Pound family was Farm Labourer. The most common Pound occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Pound's were Farmers.

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Pound Historical Records

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Pound Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pound

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