Polhemus Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Polhemus Name Meaning

Dutch: Latinized form of Polheim, a habitational name from a place in southern Germany or Switzerland.

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

Similar surnames: Polhamus, Politis, Lebus, Ohnemus, Polus, Phebus, Paulhamus

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Polhemus Family Origin

Where is the Polhemus family from?

Polhemus Family Occupations

What did your Polhemus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Polhemus family was Painter. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polhemus. The most common Polhemus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Polhemus's were Farmers.

View Census data for Polhemus | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Painter


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

Polhemus Historical Records

What Polhemus family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Polhemus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polhemus 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 Polhemus

Passenger List

There are 659 immigration records available for the last name Polhemus. 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.

View all Polhemus immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Polhemus. For the veterans among your Polhemus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Polhemus military records

You've only scratched the surface of Polhemus family history.

Polhemus Life Expectancy

What is the average Polhemus lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Polhemus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Polhemus in 1948 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polhemus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polhemus 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.

Famous Polhemus Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name