Poley Family History

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Poley Name Meaning

French: variant of Polet, Paulet, pet forms of Paul. German: variant of Boley. Jewish (from Belarus): variant of Polich. East German: habitational name from a place so named near Frankfurt an der Oder.

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

Similar surnames: Polly, Paley, Pooley, Posey, Polley, Powley, Coley, Poll, Polen, Oley

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Poley Family Origin

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Poley Family Occupations

What did your Poley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, (Stationary) Engine Driver and A Magistrate (Other Local) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poley. The most common Poley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Poley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Poley family was Architect.

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  • Coal Miner

  • (Stationary) Engine Driver

  • A Magistrate (Other Local)

  • Architect


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

Poley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Poley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poley 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 Poley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Poley. For the veterans among your Poley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poley Life Expectancy

What is the average Poley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Poley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Poley in 1955 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poley 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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