Poelstra Family History

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Poelstra Name Meaning

Frisian: habitational name for someone living by a muddy pool, from an agent noun based on Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’.

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


Similar surnames: Spoelstra, Hornstra, Hoekstra, Zylstra, Hofstra, Vlietstra, Boonstra

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Poelstra Family Origin

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Poelstra Family Occupations

What did your Poelstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Accountant and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poelstra. 10% of Poelstra men worked as an Accountant and 17% of Poelstra women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poelstra were Salesman and Library Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Accountant
    10%
  • Janitor
    10%
  • Laborer Farming
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Canvassr
    17%
  • Domestic
    17%
  • Library Clerk
    17%

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

Poelstra Historical Records

What Poelstra family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 603 census records available for the last name Poelstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poelstra 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Poelstra. 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 81 military records available for the last name Poelstra. For the veterans among your Poelstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poelstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Poelstra lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Poelstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Poelstra in 1954 was 80, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poelstra

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