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Polich Name Meaning

Slovenian (Polic) and Croatian (Polic): from pol ‘half’, in any of various possible senses: most probably a status name for a peasant who held half the standard measure of land (i.e. half a ‘grunt’), or for a tenant of a farm who had to pay half of its produce in rent. It may also be from polic, a kind of jug-like drinking vessel containing half the standard measure of cubic capacity. Croatian (Polic): on the Dalmatian coast, a pet form of the personal name Polo, a pet form of Paul under Venetian influence. Slovenian (Polic): perhaps a metronymic from a short form of the personal name Polona, vernacular form of Apolonija, Latin Apollonia. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, from an eastern Slavic word meaning ‘to burn’ (Russian palit, Ukrainian palyty).

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


Similar surnames: Kolich, Polin, Bolich, Rodich, Milich, Yelich, Posch, Police, Rosich

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Where is the Polich family from?

You can see how Polich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Polich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Polich families living in California. This was about 67% of all the recorded Polich's in USA. California had the highest population of Polich families in 1880.
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What did your Polich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polich. 31% of Polich men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Polich women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polich were Labor and Laborer. .

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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
    31%
  • Miner
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Maid
    27%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 918 immigration records available for the last name Polich. 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 Cards

There are 750 military records available for the last name Polich. For the veterans among your Polich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polich lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Polich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Polich in 1943 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

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