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Poehlein Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Pohley a habitational name in Silesia for someone from a place called Poley (also Pohley) from Slavic polan ‘field dweller’. Misinterpretation of the etymology of the surname makes it sound like a German name ending with the diminutive suffix -lein.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Perlin, Bohlen, Polin, Hochrein, Plein, Roeglin, Poehler, Poelman

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Where is the Poehlein family from?

You can see how Poehlein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poehlein family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Poehlein families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Poehlein families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Poehlein's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Poehlein families in 1880.
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What did your Poehlein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poehlein. 34% of Poehlein men worked as a Miner and 100% of Poehlein women worked as a House Work. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Miner
  • Operator
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
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Census Records

There are 518 census records available for the last name Poehlein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poehlein census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 17 immigration records available for the last name Poehlein. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 133 military records available for the last name Poehlein. For the veterans among your Poehlein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poehlein lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Poehlein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Poehlein in 1963 was 70, and 60 in 2004.

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