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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 (southeastern): variant of Powling or Pullen 1 and Powling is either a habitational name from Poling in Sussex or a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English polling a derivative of Middle English polle ‘head hair of the head’ or pollen ‘to cut (hair) shave (someone's head)’ + the noun-forming suffix -ing. It may have been given to someone with a distinctive head of hair or who had a shaven head. Dutch and German: patronymic from Pol

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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Where is the Pollen family from?

You can see how Pollen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Pollen family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pollen's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Pollen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pollen. 23% of Pollen men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Pollen women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollen were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Mechanic
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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