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Polzer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a bolt maker from Middle High German polz bolz ‘bolt’ + -er agent suffix.

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


Similar surnames: Pelzer, Polce, Poller, Kolter, Poster, Koller, Kolber, Molter, Boller

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Where is the Polzer family from?

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

What did your Polzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polzer. 27% of Polzer men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Polzer women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polzer were Baker and Maid. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Baker
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    43%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
  • Maid
    29%
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What Polzer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 929 census records available for the last name Polzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polzer 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 602 immigration records available for the last name Polzer. 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 474 military records available for the last name Polzer. For the veterans among your Polzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polzer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Polzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Polzer in 1957 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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