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Podell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Podell is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the personal name Phillip. A common medieval English form of the name Phillip is Philpot. Sometimes this got shortened to Pot, and a diminutive suffix could be added: in this case, el. So, someone named Phillip could become known as Potel. They would then pass this name down to their children. Therefore, the surname Podell means "son of Phillip."

Early Origins of the Podell family


The surname Podell was first found in Somerset, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Podell family


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Podell Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Podell has been recorded under many different variations, including Pottle, Pottel, Pottell, Pottale, Potale, Potell, Potelle, Potel and many more.

Early Notables of the Podell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Podell family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Podell or a variant listed above: Christopher Pottle, who settled in Massachusetts in 1679; James Pottle, who sailed to America in 1756; Joseph Pottle, who arrived in Boston in 1762; and O. Pottle, who settled in San Francisco in 1851..

Contemporary Notables of the name Podell (post 1700)


  • William Podell, American politician, Representative from New York 15th District, 1950; American Labor Candidate for New York State Senate 10th District, 1952 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bertram L. Podell (1925-2005), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1955-67; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1968-75 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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