Polkinghorn Family History

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Polkinghorn Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Gwinear, recorded in 1316 as Polkenhoern, from Cornish pol ‘pool’, ‘pond’ + the Old Cornish personal name Kenhoern (composed of elements meaning ‘hound’ + ‘iron’).

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


Similar surnames: Pilkington, Walkington, Billington, Partington, Elkington

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Polkinghorn Family Origin

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Polkinghorn Family Occupations

What did your Polkinghorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Polkinghorn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Polkinghorn's were Farmers. Farmer, Miner and Copper Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polkinghorn. A less common occupation for the Polkinghorn family was Keeping Shoe Store.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Miner

    25%
  • Copper Miner

    13%
  • Keeping Shoe Store

    13%

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Polkinghorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Polkinghorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polkinghorn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Polkinghorn. 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 Card

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

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Polkinghorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Polkinghorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Polkinghorn in 1963 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polkinghorn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polkinghorn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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