When Jane Pollard was born in 1784, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, Captain Thomas Henry Pollard, was 43 and her mother, Rachel Anderson, was 43. She married Henry Smith on 29 May 1806, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 20 July 1842, in her hometown, at the age of 58.
perhaps a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English pollard, a derivative of the Middle English verb poll ‘to clip’ or the noun poll ‘the head’. It may have denoted someone with a close‐cropped head or a big head.
from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Pollard, a pet form of Paul (Old French Pol). The surname has been established in both England and Ireland since the 13th century.