Poor Family History

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Poor Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Power. Hungarian (Poór): status name from pór ‘peasant’, ‘lower class’.

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


Similar surnames: Poore, Pool, Door, Moon, Porr, Spoor, Moor, Boor, Poli, Pott

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Poor Family Origin

Where is the Poor family from?

Poor Family Occupations

What did your Poor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Poor. 39% of Poor men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Poor women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poor were Expert and Storekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Expert
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cashier
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Storekeeper
    25%

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

Poor Historical Records

What Poor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Poor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poor 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Poor. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Poor. For the veterans among your Poor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poor Life Expectancy

What is the average Poor lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Poor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poor in 1947 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poor ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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