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Poelman Family History

Poelman Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: habitational name for someone who lived by a pool, from Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’ + man ‘man’.

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

14,188 Historical Documents with Poelman on Ancestry.com
7,617 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
128 Military Records
502 Immigration Records
795 Census and Voter Lists
5,146 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Poelman Families

  • Number of Poelman families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Poelman families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Poelman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Poelman Family Origin

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Poelman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Poelman

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Poelman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Poelman census records

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Military Service by Poelman

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