Poissant Family History

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Poissant Name Meaning

French: variant of Poisant, a nickname for a powerful robust individual, from Old French poisant ‘strong’, ‘powerful’, ‘vigorous’.

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

Similar surnames: Posson, Poisson, Constant, Soisson, Poinsett, Croissant, Pousson

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Poissant Family Origin

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Poissant Family Occupations

What did your Poissant ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Journalier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Poissant. 26% of Poissant men worked as a Cultivateur and 19% of Poissant women worked as a Journalier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poissant were Cult and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Cult

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
  • Revenuer
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer

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

Poissant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Poissant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poissant 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Poissant. 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 579 military records available for the last name Poissant. For the veterans among your Poissant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poissant Life Expectancy

What is the average Poissant lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Poissant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Poissant in 1957 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poissant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poissant 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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