Polkinghorn Family History

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Polkinghorn Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Gwinear, recorded in 1316 as Polkenhoern, from Cornish pol ‘pool’, ‘pond’ + the Old Cornish personal name Kenhoern (composed of elements meaning ‘hound’ + ‘iron’).

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


Similar surnames: Pilkington, Walkington, Billington, Partington, Elkington

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Polkinghorn Family Origin

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Polkinghorn Family Occupations

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  • Iron Miner

    11%
  • Shipwright

    7%
  • (Clerk) ((Reg Off)) Cashier Par Office

    4%
  • Accountant

    4%

In 1881, Iron Miner, Shipwright and (Clerk) ((Reg Off)) Cashier Par Office were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polkinghorn. A less common occupation for the Polkinghorn family was Accountant. The most common Polkinghorn occupation in the UK was Iron Miner. 11% of Polkinghorn's were Iron Miners.

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