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Polus Name Meaning

Polish (Polus): from a pet form of the personal name Pol. French: variant of Paulhus.

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


Similar surnames: Polek, Polis, Polin, Poll, Oles, Sobus, Bogus, Pawlus, Polt, Plum

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Where is the Polus family from?

You can see how Polus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Polus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Polus families living in Wisconsin. This was about 39% of all the recorded Polus's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Polus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polus. 16% of Polus men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Polus women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polus were Waiter and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Waiter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Polus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polus 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 344 immigration records available for the last name Polus. 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 397 military records available for the last name Polus. For the veterans among your Polus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polus lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Polus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Polus in 1948 was 39, and 60 in 2004.

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