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Poar Family History

Poar Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Pear, Pour, Hoar, Pomar, Paar, Loar, Poer, Porr, Goar, Pojar

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Where is the Poar family from?

You can see how Poar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Poar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 9 Poar families living in West Virginia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Poar's in USA. West Virginia had the highest population of Poar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Poar. 64% of Poar men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    64%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 674 census records available for the last name Poar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 67 immigration records available for the last name Poar. 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 Cards

There are 224 military records available for the last name Poar. For the veterans among your Poar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poar lifespan?

Between 1986 and 2000, in the United States, Poar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Poar in 1986 was 82, and 47 in 2000.

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