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Pollitt Family History

Pollitt Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): from the personal name Pollit, an English vernacular form of the Greek personal name Hippolytos. Compare French Hypolite.

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


Similar surnames: Politz, Pellett, Polito, Polit, Polite, Politte, Boblitt, Tollett

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Where is the Pollitt family from?

You can see how Pollitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pollitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pollitt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Pollitt families living in Maryland. This was about 87% of all the recorded Pollitt's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Pollitt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pollitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pollitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pollitt. 23% of Pollitt men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pollitt women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pollitt were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Pollitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pollitt 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Pollitt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pollitt. For the veterans among your Pollitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pollitt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pollitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pollitt in 1955 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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