Early Origins of the Pohls family
The surname Pohls 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 Pohls family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pohls research.Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1706, 1722, 1815, 1846, 1624, 1695, 1819, 1887, 1826 and 1896 are included under the topic Early Pohls History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pohls Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pohl, Pohle, Polan, Pohlan, Pohland, Pohlmann, Poehl and many more.
Early Notables of the Pohls family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Pohls were David Pohle (1624-1695), a German composer of the Baroque era; Carl Ferdinand Pohl (1819-1887), who was a prominent... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pohls Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pohls family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anton Pohl, who arrived in Texas in 1853; E. Otto Pohl came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1871; Hans Henrich Pohl settled in Philadelphia in 1849; Johannes Pohl, age 29.