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Early Origins of the Pöhler family

The surname Pöhler was first found in Silesia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Mertin Polan of Liegnitz in 1429, and Johann am Pohle in 1546. Often the name meant "from or living near Poland," but "Am Pohle" meant living on or near swampland.

Early History of the Pöhler family

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Pöhler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pohl, Pohle, Polan, Pohlan, Pohland, Pohlmann, Poehl and many more.

Early Notables of the Pöhler family

Notables of the period with the surname Pöhler were David Pohle (1624-1695), a German composer of the Baroque era; Carl Ferdinand Pohl (1819-1887), who was a prominent...
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United States Pöhler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pöhler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Heinr Pohler, who landed in America in 1850 1
  • Joseph Pohler, who arrived in America in 1855 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Pöhler (post 1700) +

  • Ludwig Pöhler (1916-1975), German international footballer, member of the Germany National Team in 1939

  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) on Facebook