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Polich Name Meaning

Slovenian (Polic) and Croatian (Polic): from pol ‘half’, in any of various possible senses: most probably a status name for a peasant who held half the standard measure of land (i.e. half a ‘grunt’), or for a tenant of a farm who had to pay half of its produce in rent. It may also be from polic, a kind of jug-like drinking vessel containing half the standard measure of cubic capacity. Croatian (Polic): on the Dalmatian coast, a pet form of the personal name Polo, a pet form of Paul under Venetian influence. Slovenian (Polic): perhaps a metronymic from a short form of the personal name Polona, vernacular form of Apolonija, Latin Apollonia. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, from an eastern Slavic word meaning ‘to burn’ (Russian palit, Ukrainian palyty).

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

Similar surnames: Kolich, Polin, Bolich, Rodich, Milich, Yelich, Posch, Police, Rosich

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Polich Family Origin

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Polich Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polich. 31% of Polich men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Polich women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polich were Labor and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Laborer

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

Polich Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Polich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polich 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Polich. 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 750 military records available for the last name Polich. For the veterans among your Polich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polich Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Polich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Polich in 1943 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

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