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Pollins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Pollin, variant of Paulin.

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

Similar surnames: Collins, Pollino, Pullins, Dollins, Rollins, Hollins, Collin, Bolling

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Where is the Pollins family from?

You can see how Pollins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollins families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Pollins families living in Ohio. This was about 60% of all the recorded Pollins's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pollins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pollins. 35% of Pollins men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Pollins women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollins were Salesman and Laborer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pollins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollins 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 306 immigration records available for the last name Pollins. 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 270 military records available for the last name Pollins. For the veterans among your Pollins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollins lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pollins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pollins in 1957 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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