Poles Family History

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Poles Name Meaning

English: variant of Pole. It is not clear why there is a significant subset of Italian forenames with this surname.

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

Similar surnames: Boles, Pyles, Holes, Toles, Soles, Powles, Polen, Pole, Gales, Doles

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Poles Family Origin

Where is the Poles family from?

Poles Family Occupations

What did your Poles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Poles occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Poles's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poles. A less common occupation for the Poles family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Poles Historical Records

What Poles family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Poles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poles 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 445 immigration records available for the last name Poles. 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 Poles. For the veterans among your Poles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poles Life Expectancy

What is the average Poles lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Poles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Poles in 1949 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poles 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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