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Polis Family History

Polis Name Meaning

German and Walloon: variant of Paulis . Polish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Polin, Kolis, Polit, Polus, Poli, Puls, Toles, Solis, Pals, Palos

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Where is the Polis family from?

You can see how Polis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Polis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Polis family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Polis's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Polis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polis. 22% of Polis men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Polis women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polis were Proprietor and Waitress. .

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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
    22%
  • Waiter
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    19%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Office Clerk
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Polis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polis 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 Polis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Polis. For the veterans among your Polis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polis lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Polis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Polis in 1956 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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