Poos Family History

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Poos Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch pose ‘pause’, ‘resting-time’, possibly a nickname for someone who was always ready to take a rest or a nap.

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

Similar surnames: Hoos, Roos, Koos, Moos, Pool, Loos, Moors, Look, Joos, Goos

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Poos Family Origin

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Poos Family Occupations

What did your Poos ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Poos occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Poos's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Poos family was Wagon Maker. Farmer, Rents House and Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poos.

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  • Farmer

  • Rents House

  • Teacher

  • Wagon Maker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Poos ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Poos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Poos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poos 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 529 immigration records available for the last name Poos. 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 409 military records available for the last name Poos. For the veterans among your Poos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poos Life Expectancy

What is the average Poos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Poos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Poos in 1945 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poos 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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