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Where did the English Pollin family come from? What is the English Pollin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pollin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pollin family history?The name Pollin was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.
First found in Staffordshire from very ancient times, and Lincolnshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Odcombe. The origin of the name has long since faded into the mists of time but most scholars give the name as a Norman Christian name belonging to a settler, Paulinus, who landed in England soon after the Norman Conquest.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pollin research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Pollin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Pollin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Pollin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Pollin name or one of its variants:
Pollin Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Pollin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pollin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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