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Poland is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Poland comes from the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.

Poland Early Origins



The surname Poland was first found in Staffordshire from very ancient times, and Lincolnshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Odcombe. The origin of the name has long since faded into the mists of time but most scholars give the name as a Norman Christian name belonging to a settler, Paulinus, who landed in England soon after the Norman Conquest.

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Poland Spelling Variations


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Poland Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.

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Poland Early History


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Poland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poland research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Poland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Poland In Ireland


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Poland In Ireland



Some of the Poland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 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


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Poland or a variant listed above were:

Poland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lafs.land Poland, who arrived in Virginia in 1658

Poland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Poland, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Stephen Poland, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

Poland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Poland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Nahan Poland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Osbom Poland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Agnes Poland, who landed in New York in 1850
  • Henry Poland, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Poland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Poland, aged 22, who landed in America from Louth, Ireland, in 1907
  • Annie Poland, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Manchline, Scotland, in 1908
  • Edward Poland, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Tullimore, Ireland, in 1910
  • Ernest Poland, aged 48, who landed in America from Reigate, England, in 1911
  • Edith Poland, aged 47, who landed in America from Reigate, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Poland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Poland, aged 16, a plasterer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poland (post 1700)



  • Chris Poland (b. 1957), American guitarist and vocalist in the band Megadeth
  • Pat Poland, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 16th District, 2006
  • Luke Potter Poland (1815-1887), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Vermont, 1870-72
  • George M. Poland, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Twenty-Ninth Middlesex District, 1905
  • Edward J. Poland, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County 1st District, 1932
  • Fred Poland, English professional association footballer
  • Alfred Poland (1822-1872), British surgeon, best known for identifying Poland syndrome

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Poland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poland 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 14:29.

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