Poland Family History

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Poland Name Meaning

German and English: from Middle High German Polan ‘Poland’ + inorganic -d, a name denoting a Pole or someone with Polish connections. Irish (County Offaly, also Armagh and Down): variant of Polin. Compare Polan. In New England, this is sometimes an Americanized spelling of French Poulin.

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


Similar surnames: Boland, Roland, Polan, Noland, Voland, Polland, Piland, Rowland

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Poland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Poland name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Poland. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    22%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Poland Family Origin

Where is the Poland family from?

Poland Family Occupations

What did your Poland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poland. A less common occupation for the Poland family was Farming. The most common Poland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Poland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Poland Historical Records

What Poland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Poland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poland 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Poland. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Poland. For the veterans among your Poland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poland Life Expectancy

What is the average Poland lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Poland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Poland in 1941 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poland 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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