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Polhemus Name Meaning

Dutch: Latinized form of Polheim a habitational name from a place in southern Germany or Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Polhamus, Politis, Lebus, Ohnemus, Polus, Phebus, Paulhamus

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Where is the Polhemus family from?

You can see how Polhemus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polhemus family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Polhemus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Polhemus families living in New Jersey. This was about 52% of all the recorded Polhemus's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Polhemus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polhemus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polhemus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polhemus. 14% of Polhemus men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Polhemus women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polhemus were Laborer and Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Polhemus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polhemus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 659 immigration records available for the last name Polhemus. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Polhemus. For the veterans among your Polhemus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polhemus lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Polhemus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Polhemus in 1948 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

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