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Poulson Name Meaning

English: variant of Polson . Americanized form of Danish and Norwegian Poulsen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Polson, Paulson, Coulson, Poulsen, Poulton, Ohlson, Bulson, Moulton

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Where is the Poulson family from?

You can see how Poulson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poulson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poulson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Poulson families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Poulson's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Poulson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poulson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poulson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poulson. 18% of Poulson men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Poulson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poulson were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Poulson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Poulson. For the veterans among your Poulson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poulson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Poulson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Poulson in 1945 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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