Polster Family History

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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

What did your Polster ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • House Keeper

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Polster Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Polster Life Expectancy

What is the average Polster lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Polster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Polster in 1952 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polster 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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