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Poland Family History

Poland Name Meaning
German and English: from Middle High German Polan ‘Poland’ + inorganic -d, a name denoting a Pole or someone with Polish connections.Irish (County Offaly, also Armagh and Down): variant of Polin. Compare Polan.In New England, this is sometimes an Americanized spelling of French Poulin.

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

657,153 Historical Documents with Poland on Ancestry.com
65,173 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,151 Military Records
4,338 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Poland Families

  • Number of Poland families
     72 - 141
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Poland families
     63 - 123
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Poland families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Poland census records

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Poland Family Origin

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Poland Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Poland

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Poland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Poland census records

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Poland Civil War Service Records

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