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Poll Family History

Poll Surname Meaning

Dutch: variant of Pol English (Norfolk): variant of Paul or Poole . German (also Pöll): from a short form of a personal name composed with Old High German bald ‘bold brave’. North German: variant of Pohl . South German: variant of Boll . Catalan: nickname from poll ‘chicken’ or from a homonymous word meaning ‘louse’; or a topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous black poplar or in a black poplar wood.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Polt, Pool, Pell, Doll, Toll, Roll, Pohl, Holl, Moll, Pol

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Where is the Poll family from?

You can see how Poll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poll families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 201 Poll families living in Norfolk. This was about 41% of all the recorded Poll's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Poll families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poll surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poll ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Poll. 27% of Poll men worked as a Farm Labourer and 77% of Poll women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poll were Coal Miner (retired) and Housewife. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    27%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Coal Miner (retired)
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Poll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poll 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Poll. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Poll. For the veterans among your Poll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poll lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Poll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poll in 1955 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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