Poel Family History

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Poel Name Meaning

Dutch: shortened form of Vanderpoel, a topographic name for someone living by a muddy pool, from Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’. English: variant of Paul or Powell.

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

Similar surnames: Pohl, Pool, Pol, Poll, Powel, Peel, Pott, Noel, Joel, Holl

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Poel Family Origin

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Poel Family Occupations

What did your Poel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Poel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Poel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poel. A less common occupation for the Poel family was Works In Sawmill.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Works In Sawmill


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Poel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Poel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Poel. 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 Poel. For the veterans among your Poel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poel Life Expectancy

What is the average Poel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2002, in the United States, Poel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Poel in 1963 was 80, and 79 in 2002.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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