Poor Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Power. Hungarian (Poór): status name from pór ‘peasant’, ‘lower class’.

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


Similar surnames: Poore, Pool, Door, Moon, Porr, Spoor, Moor, Boor, Poli, Pott

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Poor Family Origin

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Poor Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Poor family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poor. The most common Poor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Poor's were Farmers.

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Poor Historical Records

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Poor Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Poor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Poor in 1947 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poor

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