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Polston Family History

Polston Name Meaning
Scottish: probably a variant of Polson. WN.

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

54,134 Historical Documents with Polston on Ancestry.com
14,400 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,140 Military Records
208 Immigration Records
7,778 Census and Voter Lists
29,608 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Polston Families

  • Number of Polston families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Polston families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Polston families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Polston census records

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Polston Family Origin

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Polston Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Polston

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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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Polston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Polston census records

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Polston Civil War Service Records

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