Poindexter Family History

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Poindexter Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French poing destre ‘right fist’. This name is particularly associated with Huguenot refugees who fled from France to England, and from there to VA.

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


Similar surnames: Pointer, Painter, Pendexter, Pichette, Pinter, Prueter, Poinsett

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Poindexter Family Origin

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Poindexter Family Occupations

What did your Poindexter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Poindexter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Poindexter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Poindexter family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poindexter.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Poindexter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poindexter Life Expectancy

What is the average Poindexter lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Poindexter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Poindexter in 1942 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poindexter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poindexter 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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