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Polt Family History

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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Where is the Polt family from?

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

What did your Polt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polt. 42% of Polt men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Polt women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polt were Operator and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Machine Operator
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 404 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 Cards

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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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.

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