Poitier Family History

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Poitier Name Meaning

Evidently an altered spelling of French Pothier.

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

Similar surnames: Poirier, Portier, Pointer, Pontier, Potier, Poteet, Potteiger, Porter

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Poitier Family Origin

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Poitier Family Occupations

What did your Poitier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Poitier occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Poitier's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer


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

Poitier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 733 census records available for the last name Poitier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poitier 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 575 immigration records available for the last name Poitier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 205 military records available for the last name Poitier. For the veterans among your Poitier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poitier Life Expectancy

What is the average Poitier lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Poitier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Poitier in 1963 was 43, and 67 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poitier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poitier 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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