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Origin and Meaning of Polhemus

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Alt. Meaning

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

L is for luster, your shine.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

U is for useful, always to others.

S is for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Polhemus

Gretchen Jensen is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Texas USA 1989, Miss USA 1989, and Miss Texas USA. Gretchen was given the name Gretchen Lynn Polhemus on March 12th, 1965.


Ted Polhemus is an anthropologist, writer, and photographer. Ted was born in 1947 in Neptune Township, New Jersey.


Mark Polhemus was an athlete. Mark was born on October 14th, 1860 in Brooklyn. He left this life on November 12th, 1923.



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Popularity of Polhemus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Polhemus U.S.
  White 95.28% 64.26%
  African American 0.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Polhemus

People with the last name Polhemus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Polhemus

  • How Popular is the name Polhemus? As a last name Polhemus was the 21,320th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Polhemus? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Polhemus was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Polhemus: Your name in reverse order is Sumehlop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mhposeul. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Polhemus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,229 people with the last name Polhemus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Polhemus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Polhemus as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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