History of your Surname
Get access to Paoli family records.Start a free trial

Paoli Family History

Paoli Name Meaning

Italian and Corsican: patronymic or plural form of Paolo.

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


Similar surnames: Poli, Paola, Paolini, Sarli, Pardi, Paolo, Pioli, Paolino, Pagni

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Paoli family from?

You can see how Paoli families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paoli family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Paoli families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Paoli families living in Kentucky. This was about 27% of all the recorded Paoli's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Paoli families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paoli surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paoli ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paoli. 23% of Paoli men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Paoli women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paoli were Cook and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Paoli | Data not to scale

*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
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Cook
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    18%
  • Operator
    15%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Paoli family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Paoli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paoli census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Paoli

Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Paoli. 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.

View all Paoli immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 994 military records available for the last name Paoli. For the veterans among your Paoli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Paoli military records

You've only scratched the surface of Paoli family history

Discover More

What is the average Paoli lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Paoli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paoli in 1949 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paoli

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Paoli family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial