Polman Family History

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Polman Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a pool, Dutch poele, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word. Compare Poelman. Altered spelling of German Pollmann, a variant of Pohl (cognate with 1), or a habitational name for someone from a place named Poll, two examples of which occur in North Rhine-Westphalia. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pool, Middle English pol(e)man.

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

Similar surnames: Poelman, Dolman, Holman, Kelman, Kolman, Pollman, Osman, Rosman

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Polman Family Origin

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Polman Family Occupations

What did your Polman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Cook On Board Ship and Dealer In Fents (Cotton) (Jlr) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polman. A less common occupation for the Polman family was Lab. The most common Polman occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 17% of Polman's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Cook On Board Ship

  • Dealer In Fents (Cotton) (Jlr)

  • Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Polman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Polman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Polman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polman 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Polman. 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 555 military records available for the last name Polman. For the veterans among your Polman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polman Life Expectancy

What is the average Polman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Polman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Polman in 1963 was 72, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polman 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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