Polley Family History

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Polley Name Meaning

English (Essex): variant spelling of Polly. French: variant of Pollet. Altered spelling of French Polly. Variant spelling of Poley.

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

Similar surnames: Colley, Palley, Poley, Polly, Tolley, Rolley, Pooley, Folley, Jolley

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Polley Family Origin

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Polley Family Occupations

What did your Polley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Polley. 3% of Polley men worked as an Incapacitated and 51% of Polley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polley were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer
  • Lorry Driver
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Incapacitated

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

Polley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Polley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Polley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Polley. For the veterans among your Polley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polley Life Expectancy

What is the average Polley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Polley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Polley in 1942 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polley 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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