Polson Family History

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Polson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Pole, a Middle English variant of Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Poulson, Colson, Tolson, Golson, Polston, Dolson, Bolson, Folson

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Polson Family Origin

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Polson Family Occupations

What did your Polson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Insector and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Polson. 50% of Polson men worked as a Bank Insector and 72% of Polson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polson were Retired Colliery Hewer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bank Insector
  • Retired Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

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

Polson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Polson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polson 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Polson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Polson. For the veterans among your Polson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polson Life Expectancy

What is the average Polson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Polson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Polson in 1945 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polson 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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