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Poulter Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Old French po(u)letier ‘poultry dealer or breeder’ (an agent derivative of poule ‘chicken’).

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


Similar surnames: Pointer, Bolter, Souter, Moulder, Colter, Boulier, Porter, Counter

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Where is the Poulter family from?

You can see how Poulter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poulter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poulter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Poulter families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Poulter's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Poulter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poulter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poulter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poulter. 23% of Poulter men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Poulter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poulter were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Poulter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poulter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Poulter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Poulter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Poulter in 1948 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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