Polson Family History

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Polson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Pole, a Middle English variant of Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Poulson, Colson, Tolson, Golson, Polston, Dolson, Bolson, Folson

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Polson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Polson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Polson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Polson Family Origin

Where is the Polson family from?

Polson Family Occupations

What did your Polson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Polson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Polson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Polson family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Polson Historical Records

What Polson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Polson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polson 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Polson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Polson. For the veterans among your Polson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polson Life Expectancy

What is the average Polson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Polson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Polson in 1945 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polson 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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