Polly Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from Old French poli ‘agreeable’, ‘polite’ (literally ‘polished’, past participle of Old French polir), hence a nickname for a courteous or amiable person (perhaps also sometimes given ironically to a boor). Altered form of German Polley, a habitational name from any of several places so named in Anhalt and Brandenburg.

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

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Polly Family Origin

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Polly Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    4%

In 1880, the most common Polly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Polly's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polly. A less common occupation for the Polly family was Works On Farm.

Source: Census data for Polly | Data not to scale

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Polly Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Polly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Polly in 1944 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polly

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