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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."

Podell Early Origins



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

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Podell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Podell Early History


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Podell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Podell research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1273, 1279, and 1779 are included under the topic Early Podell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Podell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Podell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Podell (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Podell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Podell 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 09:56.

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