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Pollman Name Meaning

German (Pöllmann): from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bald ‘bold’ + man ‘man’. North German: variant of Pohlmann 1. South German variant of Bollmann. English: variant spelling of Polman.

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


Similar surnames: Rollman, Pullman, Pillman, Dollman, Wollman, Sollman, Polman, Poelman

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Where is the Pollman family from?

You can see how Pollman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Pollman families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Pollman's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Pollman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pollman. 30% of Pollman men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Pollman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollman were Baker and Operator.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Baker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pollman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollman 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Pollman. 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 573 military records available for the last name Pollman. For the veterans among your Pollman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pollman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pollman in 1944 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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