Poinsett Family History

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Poinsett Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Poinset, from a derivative of Old French poinson ‘pointed instrument’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any pointed instrument.

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


Similar surnames: Pointer, Plunkett, Point, Pinkert, Pickett, Blansett, Grissett

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Poinsett Family Origin

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Poinsett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Day Laborer

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poinsett. The most common Poinsett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Poinsett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Poinsett family was Day Laborer.

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Poinsett Historical Records

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Poinsett Life Expectancy

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