Polen Family History

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Polen Name Meaning

German and Dutch: ethnic name for a Pole or nickname for someone with some other connection with Poland, from Polen ‘Poland’. Possibly also a variant of Irish Polin.

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


Similar surnames: Polin, Nolen, Posen, Dolen, Pollen, Polon, Palen, Polan, Bolen, Holen

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Polen Family Origin

Where is the Polen family from?

Polen Family Occupations

What did your Polen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Polen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Polen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polen. A less common occupation for the Polen family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Polen Historical Records

What Polen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Polen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Polen

Passenger List

There are 637 immigration records available for the last name Polen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Polen. For the veterans among your Polen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polen Life Expectancy

What is the average Polen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Polen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Polen in 1945 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polen 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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