Laura Pollard

1850–19 March 1866
Melksham, Wiltshire, England

The Life Summary of Laura

When Laura Pollard was born in 1850, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, her father, John Pollard, was 29 and her mother, Harriet Tranter, was 22. She was buried in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Pollard
Harriet Tranter
Edwin Pollard
Laura Pollard
Nelson Pollard

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World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 4
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English:1. 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. 2. pejorative derivative of the personal name Paul . The surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Pollard in household of John Pollard, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Laura Pollard, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Laura Pollard, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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