Poyner Family History

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Poyner Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone who was handy with his fists, from Old French poigneor ‘fighter’ (Latin pugnator, from pugnare ‘to fight’, a derivative of pugnus ‘fist’). Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a personal name from Latin Honorius.

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


Similar surnames: Power, Poyer, Coyner, Rayner, Peyser, Posner, Spooner, Toner, Pooler

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Poyner Family Origin

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Poyner Family Occupations

What did your Poyner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Poyner. 18% of Poyner men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Poyner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poyner were Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Du

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    18%
  • Farm Labourer
    14%
  • Retired
    7%
  • Cabinet Maker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
    3%

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

Poyner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Poyner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poyner 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 626 immigration records available for the last name Poyner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Poyner. For the veterans among your Poyner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poyner Life Expectancy

What is the average Poyner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Poyner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Poyner in 1952 was 35, and 66 in 2004.

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