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

What did your Pulver ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Pulver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Pulver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pulver 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pulver. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Pulver. For the veterans among your Pulver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pulver Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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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