Poelman Family History

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Poelman Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: habitational name for someone who lived by a pool, from Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Polman, Pollman, Poehlmann, Moehlman, Seelman, Pillman, Spielman

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Poelman Family Origin

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Poelman Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer and Physician were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Poelman. The most common Poelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Poelman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Physician


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Poelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 799 census records available for the last name Poelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poelman 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 550 immigration records available for the last name Poelman. 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 129 military records available for the last name Poelman. For the veterans among your Poelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poelman Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Poelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poelman in 1956 was 37, and 90 in 2004.

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