Poynor Family History

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Poynor Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Poyner.

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

Similar surnames: Poynter, Hornor, Pryor, Raynor, Joyner, Reyner, Minor, Poyser, Poor

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Poynor Family Origin

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Poynor Family Occupations

What did your Poynor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Layer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poynor. A less common occupation for the Poynor family was Keeps House. The most common Poynor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Poynor's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Layer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeps House


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

Poynor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Poynor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poynor 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Poynor. 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 793 military records available for the last name Poynor. For the veterans among your Poynor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poynor Life Expectancy

What is the average Poynor lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Poynor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Poynor in 1953 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poynor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poynor 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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