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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


Similar surnames: Poley, Folley, Jolly, Pelly, Holly, Poll, Lilly, Tilly, Polley, Polli

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Polly Family Origin

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Polly Family Occupations

What did your Polly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. The most common Polly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Polly's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Polly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Polly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Polly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Polly. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Polly. For the veterans among your Polly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polly Life Expectancy

What is the average Polly lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polly ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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