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Poelker Name Meaning

German (also Pölker): habitational name for someone from Polke or Polkau in Silesia.

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


Similar surnames: Pohler, Pooler, Kolker, Delker, Peeler, Boecker, Oelke, Hoelter

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Poelker Family Origin

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Poelker Family Occupations

What did your Poelker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Chair Maker and None were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Poelker. The most common Poelker occupation in the USA was Chair Maker. 50% of Poelker's were Chair Makers.

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  • Chair Maker

    50%
  • None

    50%

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

Poelker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Poelker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poelker 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Poelker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Poelker. For the veterans among your Poelker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poelker Life Expectancy

What is the average Poelker lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Poelker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Poelker in 1948 was 51, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poelker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poelker 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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