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Poll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch , French , German


The German surname Poll is of occupational origin, based on the trade or profession of the original bearer. In this instance, the name can be traced to the Old Germanic word 'pol', meaning "a small lake on a tract of land," suggesting that the name would be given to one who farmed such land. The surname may also have originated in a nickname. In this case, it would be a diminutive of the Old German word "bohl" meaning "friend." The suffix 'mann' is very common in surnames of Germanic origin, and was usually used to denote ownership.


Early Origins of the Poll family


The surname Poll was first found in northern Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. An early mention of the name is Petrus Pollmann, who was registered at the University of Cologne in 1637.

Early History of the Poll family


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Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1713, 1740, 1819, 1826, 1838, 1887, 1896, and 1897 are included under the topic Early Poll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Poll Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Poll, Polle, Pollmann, Pollman, Pohl, Pohlmann and others.

Early Notables of the Poll family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Poll family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Poll, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820
  • Carl Poll, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833
  • Carl Poll, who landed in New York in 1833
  • John Doederick Poll naturalized in Missouri in 1848
  • John Doederick Poll, aged 42, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Poll Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joshua Poll U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 1 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Poll Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Walter Charles Poll, (b. 1835), aged 25, Cornish seaman who emigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Wansfel" convicted at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1860 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Poll (post 1700)


  • Richard Douglas Poll (1918-1994), American historian, academic and author
  • Jon Poll (b. 1958), American film director, editor and producer
  • Claudia Poll (b. 1972), Central American Olympic gold medal swimmer
  • Jack A. Poll, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Wyoming, Michigan, 2005 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Poll, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 24th District, 1934 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donna M. Poll, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jaap van der Poll (1914-2010), Dutch javelin thrower
  • Mihkel Poll (b. 1986), Estonian pianist trained
  • Max Fernand Leon Poll (1908-1991), Belgian ichthyologist who specialised in Cichlidae
  • Jacob Rudolph Hendrik Neervoort van de Poll (1862-1925), Dutch entomologist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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