History of your Surname
Get access to Polakoff family records.Start a free trial

Polakoff Family History

Polakoff Name Meaning

Russian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): alternative spelling of Polyakov.

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


Similar surnames: Malakoff, Lazaroff, Polyakov, Soloff, Romanoff, Kossoff, Wolkoff

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Polakoff family from?

You can see how Polakoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polakoff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Polakoff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Polakoff families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Polakoff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Polakoff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polakoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polakoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polakoff. 26% of Polakoff men worked as a Salesman and 29% of Polakoff women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polakoff were Clerk and Housewife.

View Census data for Polakoff | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Lawyer
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Secretary
    22%
  • New Worker
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Polakoff family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Polakoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polakoff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Polakoff

Passenger Lists

There are 645 immigration records available for the last name Polakoff. 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.

View all Polakoff immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 316 military records available for the last name Polakoff. For the veterans among your Polakoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Polakoff military records

You've only scratched the surface of Polakoff family history.

Discover More

What is the average Polakoff lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Polakoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Polakoff in 1961 was 38, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polakoff

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Polakoff family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial