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Polit Name Meaning

Catalan and Polish: from a short form of the personal name Hipolit (see French Hypolite). English: variant of Pollitt.

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

Similar surnames: Polite, Polt, Politz, Polin, Polito, Poli, Poll, Polis, Bolt, Olin

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Where is the Polit family from?

You can see how Polit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polit family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Polit families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Polit families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Polit's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Polit families in 1880.
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What did your Polit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polit. 32% of Polit men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Polit women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Milkman
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 949 census records available for the last name Polit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polit 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 638 immigration records available for the last name Polit. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Polit. For the veterans among your Polit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polit lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Polit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Polit in 1963 was 64, and 83 in 2004.

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