Poinsett Family History

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Poinsett Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Poinset, from a derivative of Old French poinson ‘pointed instrument’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any pointed instrument.

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


Similar surnames: Pointer, Plunkett, Point, Pinkert, Pickett, Blansett, Grissett

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Poinsett Family Origin

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Poinsett Family Occupations

What did your Poinsett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poinsett. A less common occupation for the Poinsett family was Day Laborer. The most common Poinsett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Poinsett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Day Laborer

    4%

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

Poinsett Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poinsett Life Expectancy

What is the average Poinsett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Poinsett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Poinsett in 1952 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poinsett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poinsett 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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