Poer Family History

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Poer Name Meaning

Perhaps from Dutch Van Poer, which Debrabandere suggests is probably a hypercorrection of Van Poeyer, a habitational name for someone from Poederlee, the spelling being a reflection of the local pronunciation of the place name.

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


Similar surnames: Power, Pier, Poser, Poel, Lier, Hoar, Peer, Pour, Rohr, Porr

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Poer Family Origin

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Poer Family Occupations

What did your Poer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Attorney At Law were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poer. The most common Poer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Poer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Poer family was House Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Attorney At Law

    4%
  • House Carpenter

    4%

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

Poer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poer Life Expectancy

What is the average Poer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Poer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Poer in 1943 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poer 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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