Pol Name Meaning

Catalan and Occitan: from the personal name Pol, equivalent to Paul. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a grassy mound, from Middle Dutch pol ‘tussock’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Pohl. Polish: ethnic name or regional name meaning ‘Pole’ (see Polak). Polish: from a shortened or reduced form of any of several personal name containing the syllable -pol-, e.g. Polikarp, Hipolit, or Leopold.

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

Similar surnames: Pool, Pohl, Polk, Sol, Poel, Poll, Polt, Pal, Pola, Polin

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Pol Family Origin

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Pol Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pol family was Preacher & Farmer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pol. The most common Pol occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Pol's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Preacher & Farmer


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Pol Historical Records

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Census Record

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Pol Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pol in 1945 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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