Poulsen Family History

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Poulsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Poul (see Paul).

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

Similar surnames: Paulsen, Poulson, Olsen, Paulson, Karlsen, Pollen, Ohlsen, Holsen

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Poulsen Family Origin

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Poulsen Family Occupations

What did your Poulsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Poulsen family was ...Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poulsen. The most common Poulsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Poulsen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • ...Maker


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

Poulsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Poulsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poulsen 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Poulsen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Poulsen. For the veterans among your Poulsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poulsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Poulsen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Poulsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Poulsen in 1954 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poulsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poulsen 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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