Poe Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old Norse pá ‘peacock’ (see Peacock). This surname is also established in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Pope, Roe, Powe, Hoe, Coe, Noe, Pye, Doe, Loe, Boe

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Poe Family Origin

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Poe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • Miller

    11%
  • Millers Clerk

    11%

In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poe. A less common occupation for the Poe family was Millers Clerk. The most common Poe occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Poe's were Farmers.

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Poe Historical Records

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Poe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Poe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Poe in 1943 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poe

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