Polan Family History

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Polan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Polin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Polyany, in Belarus and Ukraine, named with Slavic polyany ‘glad’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Polin, Polak, Poland, Polman, Pola, Polen, Poley, Holan, Nolen, Posen

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Polan Family Origin

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Polan Family Occupations

What did your Polan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polan. 20% of Polan men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Polan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polan were Operator and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Saleslady
    9%

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

Polan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Polan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Polan. 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 948 military records available for the last name Polan. For the veterans among your Polan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polan Life Expectancy

What is the average Polan lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Polan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Polan in 1957 was 30, and 86 in 2004.

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