Poulson Family History

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Poulson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Middle English Pole or Poul, vernacular forms of Paul. Americanized spelling of Scandinavian Poulsen. .

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

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

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Poulson Family Origin

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Poulson Family Occupations

What did your Poulson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poulson. The most common Poulson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Poulson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Poulson family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Poulson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Poulson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poulson 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 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 Card

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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Poulson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poulson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poulson 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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