Poos Family History

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Poos Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch pose ‘pause’, ‘resting-time’, possibly a nickname for someone who was always ready to take a rest or a nap.

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


Similar surnames: Hoos, Roos, Koos, Moos, Pool, Loos, Moors, Look, Joos, Goos

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Poos Family Origin

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Poos Family Occupations

What did your Poos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poos. 25% of Poos men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Poos women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poos were Bookkeeper and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housework
    7%

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

Poos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Poos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poos 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 529 immigration records available for the last name Poos. 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 409 military records available for the last name Poos. For the veterans among your Poos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poos Life Expectancy

What is the average Poos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Poos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Poos in 1945 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poos

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