Poore Family History

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Poore Name Meaning

Southern English (of Norman origin): variant of Power.

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


Similar surnames: Poor, Poole, Boore, Dore, Pere, Pooler, Boone, Pore, Thore, Poire

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Poore Family Origin

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Poore Family Occupations

What did your Poore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Poore family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poore. The most common Poore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Poore's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Poore Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Poore Life Expectancy

What is the average Poore lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Poore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Poore in 1941 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poore

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poore 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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