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Polt Name Meaning

South German, Austrian, and Swiss German: from a short form of a Germanic compound personal name formed with bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. Possibly a variant of North German Bolt, a nickname from Middle Low German bolt ‘quick’, ‘defiant’, ‘daring’. from a short form of the personal name Hippolyt (see Hypolite). German: probably a variant spelling of Pult (see Pulte).

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


Similar surnames: Poll, Bolt, Post, Pott, Molt, Pol, Polk, Holt, Port, Belt

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Polt Family Origin

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Polt Family Occupations

What did your Polt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Polt occupation in the USA was Brick Layer. 14% of Polt's were Brick Layers. Brick Layer, Farmer and Glass House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polt. A less common occupation for the Polt family was Huckster.

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  • Brick Layer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Glass House

    14%
  • Huckster

    14%

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

Polt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Polt Life Expectancy

What is the average Polt lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Polt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Polt in 1961 was 59, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polt 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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