Polan Family History

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Polan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Polin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Polyany, in Belarus and Ukraine, named with Slavic polyany ‘glad’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Polin, Polak, Poland, Polman, Pola, Polen, Poley, Holan, Nolen, Posen

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Polan Family Origin

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Polan Family Occupations

What did your Polan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer General, Dock Labourer and Stoker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polan. The most common Polan occupation in the UK was Labourer General. 40% of Polan's were Labourer Generals. A less common occupation for the Polan family was Tambourer.

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  • Labourer General

    40%
  • Dock Labourer

    20%
  • Stoker

    20%
  • Tambourer

    20%

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

Polan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Polan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Polan. 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 948 military records available for the last name Polan. For the veterans among your Polan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polan Life Expectancy

What is the average Polan lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Polan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Polan in 1957 was 30, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polan 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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