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Polli Family History

Polli Name Meaning

from pollo ‘chicken’, from Latin pullus ‘young animal’, applied perhaps as a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a poultry keeper. variant of Poli (see Polo).

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


Similar surnames: Polly, Poli, Pollio, Polce, Molle, Poll, Rolli, Palla, Pioli, Doll

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Where is the Polli family from?

You can see how Polli families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polli family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Polli families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Polli families living in Kentucky. This was about 90% of all the recorded Polli's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Polli families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polli surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polli ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polli. 53% of Polli men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Polli women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polli were Clerk and Timekeeper.

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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
    53%
  • Granite Cutter
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Domestic
    34%
  • Timekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Polli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polli 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 956 immigration records available for the last name Polli. 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 430 military records available for the last name Polli. For the veterans among your Polli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polli lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Polli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Polli in 1960 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

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