Poe Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old Norse pá ‘peacock’ (see Peacock). This surname is also established in Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Pope, Roe, Powe, Hoe, Coe, Noe, Pye, Doe, Loe, Boe

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Poe Family Origin

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Poe Family Occupations

What did your Poe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Poe occupation in the UK was Baker. 8% of Poe's were Bakers. Baker, Drawing Instrument Maker and Income From Cottage Property were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poe. A less common occupation for the Poe family was Invalid.

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  • Baker

  • Drawing Instrument Maker

  • Income From Cottage Property

  • Invalid


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Poe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Poe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Poe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Poe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Poe. For the veterans among your Poe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poe Life Expectancy

What is the average Poe lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Poe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Poe in 1943 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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