Poelman Family History

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Poelman Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: habitational name for someone who lived by a pool, from Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Polman, Pollman, Poehlmann, Moehlman, Seelman, Pillman, Spielman

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Poelman Family Origin

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Poelman Family Occupations

What did your Poelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poelman. 15% of Poelman men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Poelman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poelman were Accountant and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Poelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 799 census records available for the last name Poelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poelman 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 550 immigration records available for the last name Poelman. 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 129 military records available for the last name Poelman. For the veterans among your Poelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Poelman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Poelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poelman in 1956 was 37, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poelman 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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