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Poelstra Name Meaning

Frisian: habitational name for someone living by a muddy pool, from an agent noun based on Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’.

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


Similar surnames: Spoelstra, Hornstra, Hoekstra, Zylstra, Hofstra, Vlietstra, Boonstra

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Poelstra Family Origin

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Poelstra Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Poelstra occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 100% of Poelstra's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    100%

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Poelstra Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poelstra Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Poelstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Poelstra in 1954 was 80, and 85 in 2004.

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