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Pole Family History

Pole Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): variant of Paul or Pool. Americanized spelling of German Pohle or Pohl.

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


Similar surnames: Poll, Poole, Pote, Cole, Pol, Poje, Kole, Polt, Poley, Pile

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Where is the Pole family from?

You can see how Pole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pole families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Pole families living in Ohio. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pole's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Pole families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pole surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pole ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pole. 22% of Pole men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Pole women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pole were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Pole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pole census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pole. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pole. For the veterans among your Pole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pole lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Pole in 1963 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

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