Polen Family History

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Polen Name Meaning

German and Dutch: ethnic name for a Pole or nickname for someone with some other connection with Poland, from Polen ‘Poland’. Possibly also a variant of Irish Polin.

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


Similar surnames: Polin, Nolen, Posen, Dolen, Pollen, Polon, Palen, Polan, Bolen, Holen

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Polen Family Origin

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Polen Family Occupations

What did your Polen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polen. 22% of Polen men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Polen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polen were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

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

Polen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Polen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polen 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Polen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Polen. For the veterans among your Polen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polen Life Expectancy

What is the average Polen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Polen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Polen in 1945 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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