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Poli Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Polo . This surname is also found in Corsica and southern France. Italian: habitational name from Poli a commune in Rome province. Italian: in some instances from a short form of a personal name such as Policarpo . French: from Old French poli ‘agreeable polite’ (literally ‘polished’ past participle of Old French polir) hence a nickname for a courteous or amiable person (perhaps also sometimes given ironically to a boor). Hungarian (Póli): variant of Pólyi a habitational name for someone from a place called Póly in Abaúj County.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Polin, Bodi, Pola, Paoli, Polt, Polit, Polo, Poll, Soli, Pol

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Where is the Poli family from?

You can see how Poli families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poli family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poli families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Poli family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Poli's in USA. New York had the highest population of Poli families in 1840.
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What did your Poli ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poli. 23% of Poli men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Poli women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poli were Proprietor and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Poli. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Poli. For the veterans among your Poli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poli lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Poli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Poli in 1945 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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