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Pollen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, so named from Old Norse pollr ‘small bay’, ‘pond’. English: possibly a respelling of Irish Polan, Polin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Póilin ‘son of Pólin’, from a pet form of Pól, Gaelic form of Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Wollen, Polen, Hollen, Holien, Pollet, Kolden, Pullen, Collen, Pillen

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Where is the Pollen family from?

You can see how Pollen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollen families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Pollen families living in Ontario. This was about 90% of all the recorded Pollen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pollen families in 1911.
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What did your Pollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pollen. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pollen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollen. 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 942 military records available for the last name Pollen. For the veterans among your Pollen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pollen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pollen in 1959 was 29, and 87 in 2004.

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