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Polo Name Meaning

Spanish: possibly of the same derivation as 2. Italian: from the personal name Polo, a variant of Paolo (see Paul).

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


Similar surnames: Paolo, Polt, Pol, Poli, Pola, Poll, Polon, Pole, Pozo, Polk

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Where is the Polo family from?

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

What did your Polo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polo. 24% of Polo men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Polo women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polo were Farm Laborer and Packer. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Musician
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Packer
    8%
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What Polo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Polo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polo 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Polo. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Polo. For the veterans among your Polo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polo lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Polo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Polo in 1949 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

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