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Poll Family History

Poll Name Meaning

Dutch: variant spelling of Pol. English (Norfolk): variant of Paul or Pool. German (also Pöll): from a short form of a personal name composed with Old High German bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. North German: variant of Pohl 2. South German form of Boll.

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


Similar surnames: Polt, Pool, Pell, Doll, Toll, Roll, Pohl, Holl, Moll, Pol

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Where is the Poll family from?

You can see how Poll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poll families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 23 Poll families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Poll's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Poll families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poll surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poll ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Poll. 50% of Poll men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Labourer
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
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What Poll family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Poll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poll 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Poll. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Poll. For the veterans among your Poll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poll lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Poll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poll in 1955 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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