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Polman Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a pool Dutch poel or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word. Compare Poelman . Americanized form of German Pollmann a variant of Pohl (cognate with 1 above) or a habitational name for someone from a place called Poll two examples of which occur in North Rhine-Westphalia. English (mainly Kent): variant of Pullman .

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


Similar surnames: Poelman, Dolman, Holman, Kelman, Kolman, Pollman, Osman, Rosman

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Where is the Polman family from?

You can see how Polman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Polman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Polman family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Polman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Polman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polman. 36% of Polman men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Polman women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polman were Farming and Stenographer. .

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farming
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Polman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polman 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Polman. 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 555 military records available for the last name Polman. For the veterans among your Polman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Polman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Polman in 1963 was 72, and 90 in 2004.

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