Pulver Family History

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Pulver Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pulver ‘ash’, ‘dust’ (of Latin origin), German Pulver ‘powder’; a metonymic occupational name for an apothecary or herbalist who dispensed various types of medicinal powder. From the 15th century it may alternatively have denoted a manufacturer of gunpowder. Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van Pulver, a habitational name from a place named Pulver (meaning ‘dust’; compare 1), for example in Wormhout in West Flanders.

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

Similar surnames: Fuller, Culver, Euler, Puder, Putzer, Pulte, Tuller, Mulder, Putter

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Pulver Family Origin

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Pulver Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Pulver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Pulver's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pulver. A less common occupation for the Pulver family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Pulver Historical Records

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Pulver Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Pulver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pulver in 1946 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

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