Poley Name Meaning

French: variant of Polet, Paulet, pet forms of Paul. German: variant of Boley. Jewish (from Belarus): variant of Polich. East German: habitational name from a place so named near Frankfurt an der Oder.

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


Similar surnames: Polly, Paley, Pooley, Posey, Polley, Powley, Coley, Poll, Polen, Oley

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Poley Family Origin

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Poley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Druggist

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Poley family was Druggist. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poley. The most common Poley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Poley's were Farmers.

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Poley Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Poley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Poley in 1955 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poley

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