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Poer Name Meaning

English: variant of Poor (see Power ).

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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Where is the Poer family from?

You can see how Poer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Poer family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Poer's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Poer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poer. 38% of Poer men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Poer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poer were Manager and Seamstress. .

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*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

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    31%
  • House Wife
    24%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 425 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 Cards

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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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.

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