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Politis Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Hippolytos (composed of the elements hippos ‘horse’ + luein ‘loose’). This was the name of various minor early Christian saints as well as a figure in classical mythology (a young man who rejected the incestuous advances of his stepmother Phaedra). shortened form of medieval Greek Konstantinopolites, a habitational name for someone from Constantinople. Greek polites literally means ‘citizen’, ‘city dweller’; in the Levant the city in question was assumed (in the absence of any other specification) to be Constantinople.

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

Similar surnames: Polito, Politz, Polich, Politi, Polit, Pollitt, Polt, Polite, Solis

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Where is the Politis family from?

You can see how Politis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Politis family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Politis families living in Illinois. This was about 15% of all the recorded Politis's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Politis families in 1920.
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What did your Politis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Politis. 25% of Politis men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Politis women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Politis were Cook and Secretary.

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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
  • Waiter
  • Manager
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Waitress
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Politis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Politis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Politis. 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 528 military records available for the last name Politis. For the veterans among your Politis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Politis lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Politis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Politis in 1959 was 40, and 88 in 2004.

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