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Pol Family History

Pol Name Meaning

Catalan and Occitan: from the personal name Pol, equivalent to Paul. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a grassy mound, from Middle Dutch pol ‘tussock’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Pohl. Polish: ethnic name or regional name meaning ‘Pole’ (see Polak). Polish: from a shortened or reduced form of any of several personal name containing the syllable -pol-, e.g. Polikarp, Hipolit, or Leopold.

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


Similar surnames: Pool, Pohl, Polk, Sol, Poel, Poll, Polt, Pal, Pola, Polin

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Where is the Pol family from?

You can see how Pol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pol family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Pol families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Pol families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pol's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Pol families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pol surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pol ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pol. 23% of Pol men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pol women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pol were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Pol. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pol 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pol. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Pol. For the veterans among your Pol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pol lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pol in 1945 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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