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Polite Family History

Polite Name Meaning
French: from a short form of the personal name Hippolyte (see Hypolite).

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

30,506 Historical Documents with Polite on Ancestry.com
9,474 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,041 Military Records
471 Immigration Records
9,654 Census and Voter Lists
8,866 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Polite Families

  • Number of Polite families
     82 - 161
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Polite families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Polite last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Polite census records

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Polite Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Polite families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Polite Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Polite families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Polite

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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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Polite Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Polite census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Polite ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Polite Civil War Service Records

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