Poirier Family History

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Poirier Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, poirier, from Old French perier.

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


Similar surnames: Perrier, Pommier, Portier, Pothier, Poire, Porter, Boire, Vivier

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Poirier Family Origin

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Poirier Family Occupations

What did your Poirier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Works In Saw Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poirier. The most common Poirier occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Poirier's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Poirier family was Barber.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Works In Saw Mill

    8%
  • Barber

    4%

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

Poirier Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poirier Life Expectancy

What is the average Poirier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Poirier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Poirier in 1944 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poirier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poirier 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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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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