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Polin Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the personal name Paul. Irish (Counties Armagh and Down): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Póilín, patronymic from a personal name formed from a pet form of Pól (Paul). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Poland, from a slavicized form of German Polen ‘Poland’. Variant of German Bolling.

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


Similar surnames: Olin, Polen, Dolin, Golin, Palin, Jolin, Tolin, Poli, Polan, Colin

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Where is the Polin family from?

You can see how Polin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Polin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Polin families living in Kentucky. This was about 60% of all the recorded Polin's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Polin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polin. 14% of Polin men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Polin women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polin were Tailor and Clerk. .

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Tailor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Polin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Polin. 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 855 military records available for the last name Polin. For the veterans among your Polin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Polin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Polin in 1957 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

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