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Polster Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German polster ‘cushion’, ‘pillow’, ‘bolster’ (Old High German polstar), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of pillows, or a nickname for a plump man.

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


Similar surnames: Poster, Kolter, Bolter, Postel, Plaster, Plater, Doster, Porter

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Polster Family Origin

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Polster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • House Keeper

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, the most common Polster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Polster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Polster family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polster.

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Polster Historical Records

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Polster Life Expectancy

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