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The POLLARD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 34,079 937 0.013 126
United States (1880 census) 8,523 704 0.017 170
Change since 1880 +25556 -233 -0.004 -44
Other Countries
Australia 3,724 397 0.023 228
United Kingdom 12,587 469 0.027 274
Top States for POLLARD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,901 935 0.014 139
California 2,476 1387 0.007 73
Florida 2,047 1041 0.013 128
Virginia 1,994 431 0.028 282
Georgia 1,672 665 0.020 204
Top States for POLLARD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 1,292 611 0.029 291
Virginia 1,994 431 0.028 282
Oklahoma 816 582 0.024 236
Mississippi 650 712 0.023 228
Washington DC 119 535 0.021 208


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called POLLARD live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called POLLARD represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called POLLARD in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a POLLARD by picking someone at random in Alabama than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of POLLARD

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the POLLARD surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the POLLARD surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of POLLARD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 709 2.08
White (Hispanic) 525 1.54
Native American/Alaskan 167 0.49
Asian/Pacific 157 0.46
White (Caucasian) 22,185 65.1
Black/African American 10,340 30.34

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the POLLARD surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of POLLARD in historical publications

A tree having its top cut off; a fish; Poularde, French, a fat chicken; Pol, Dutch, a loose or lewd man, and ard, disposition. Poule-ard, chicken-hearted.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to POLLARD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POLLARD.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for POLLARD

The following words are slight variants of POLLARD that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.