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Polito Family History

Polito Name Meaning

reduced form of Ippolito. Compare French Hypolite, Greek Politis. from Polites, a shortened form of medieval Greek Konstantinopolites, an ethnic name for someone from Constantinople.

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


Similar surnames: Politz, Politis, Polit, Polite, Pollitt, Politte, Polin, Polino, Poli

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Where is the Polito family from?

You can see how Polito families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polito family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Polito families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Polito families living in South Carolina. This was about 28% of all the recorded Polito's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Polito families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polito surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polito ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polito. 29% of Polito men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Polito women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polito were Proprietor and Seamstress. .

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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
    29%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Polito. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polito 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Polito. 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 Polito. For the veterans among your Polito ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polito lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Polito life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Polito in 1950 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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