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The roots of the name Poage are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Poage was originally found at Pollok (Gaelic:Pollag), a large district on the south-western side of the city of Glasgow, home to Crookston Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was once held. The name of the town has Gaelic origins, from the word 'poll', meaning "pool" or "pit".

Poage Early Origins



The surname Poage was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where the first occurrence of the name is Peter, son of Fulbert or Fulburt who was granted the lands of Upper Pollock by the High Steward, and who took the surname from the lands, making him the first Pollock. Peter gave the church of Pulloc and its pertinents to the monastery of Paisley, sometime between 1177 and 1199. Within that same period of time, he also confirmed the charter of his brother Helias of Perthic to the same house. Peter also possessed lands in Moray and circa 1175, he witnessed the charter by William the Lion granting Burgin to the Abbey of Kinlos.

Circa 1230, Murial de Polloc, a daughter of Peter, gifted her land of Inuerorkel and all its pertinents for the benefit of the hospital erected beside the bridge of Spey for the reception of travelers. Continuing this pattern of generosity, Robert de Pollok granted to the monastery of Paisley, during the reign of Alexander II, alms of twelve pennies a year from the rents he earned from his lands. Other important Pollocks include John Pollok who was both steward of the Abbey of Arbroath and sheriff of Forfar.


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Poage Spelling Variations


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Poage Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Poage has been spelled Pollock, Pollocke, Polk, Polke, Pollok, Pollick, Polloch, Pook, Pooke, Poock, Pogue, Poag, Poage, Poague, Poak and many more.

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Poage Early History


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Poage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poage research. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1272, 1590, 1603, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Poage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Poage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poage In Ireland


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Poage In Ireland



Some of the Poage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Poage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Poage settled in Virginia in 1740
  • Robert Poage, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poage (post 1700)



  • Richard M. Poage, American Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt) in Kobayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate
  • Ray Poage (b. 1940), American football tight end in the National Football League
  • olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=57507">George Coleman Poage (1880-1962), first African American athlete to win a medal in the Olympic Games, he won two bronze medals for 400m and 200m hurdles at the 1904 games
  • William Robert Poage (1899-1987), Texas politician
  • William Robert Poage (1899-1987), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1925-29; Member of Texas State Senate, 1931-37; U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1937-78
  • W. S. Poage, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1916
  • Richard C. Poage, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1952, 1960
  • James S. Poage, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1864; Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 32nd District, 1869-70
  • James H. Poage, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1918
  • Donald E. Poage, American politician, Mayor of Coos Bay, Oregon, 1979-81

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audacter et strenue
Motto Translation: Boldly and earnestly.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Poage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poage 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2015 at 09:53.

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