Pollen Family History

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Pollen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, so named from Old Norse pollr ‘small bay’, ‘pond’. English: possibly a respelling of Irish Polan, Polin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Póilin ‘son of Pólin’, from a pet form of Pól, Gaelic form of Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Wollen, Polen, Hollen, Holien, Pollet, Kolden, Pullen, Collen, Pillen

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Pollen Family Origin

Where is the Pollen family from?

Pollen Family Occupations

What did your Pollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pollen. The most common Pollen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Pollen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pollen family was Cotton Sampler.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Cotton Sampler


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pollen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pollen Historical Records

What Pollen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pollen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Pollen

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollen. 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 942 military records available for the last name Pollen. For the veterans among your Pollen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pollen Life Expectancy

What is the average Pollen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pollen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pollen in 1959 was 29, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pollen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pollen 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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