Poehlein Family History

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Poehlein Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Pohley, a habitational name in Silesia for someone from a place named 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 sufix -lein.

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

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

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Poehlein Family Origin

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Poehlein Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Poehlein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Poehlein's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Poehlein.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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Poehlein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Poehlein Life Expectancy

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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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